£4m work to keep Rugby powered

Project engineer Dave Power, apprentice fitter David Anderson and project engineer Mark Dearman carrying out checks on one of the new 132kV circuit breakers
Project engineer Dave Power, apprentice fitter David Anderson and project engineer Mark Dearman carrying out checks on one of the new 132kV circuit breakers

More than £4million has been spent on a major initiative to boost power supplies in Rugby.

Western Power Distribution, the electricity distributor for the region, says the work will improve improve the reliability of the power supply and customer service levels.

The project, which took just under two years to complete, involved the replacement of a large amount of equipment at its grid site in Rugby, including several circuit breakers and transformers.

This work will help safeguard the reliability of electricity supply to around 41,500 customers in the Rugby area and will also better accommodate any increased demands placed on the power network in the future for additional housing developments. Duncan McKellar, Western Power Distribution’s projects team manager for the area, said: “It ensures that we can provide a high level of service to these areas in the long term by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network.”