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New Electricity Cable for Congleton

An electricity cable is to be replaced in Congleton town centre to safeguard power supplies to local homes and businesses.

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the Midlands region is committed to investing in its network to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

WPD will be replacing around 250 metres of low voltage cable along Market Street and Stonehouse Green. It will also be increasing the capacity of the cable to support future development in the area.

“The investment ensures that we can provide a high level of service to customers in Congleton town centre,” said George Sillitto, WPD’s Team Manager for the area.

“While the work is underway we will aim to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum. We have been liaising with Cheshire East Council and a one way traffic system will be put in place on Market Street from above the entrance to Morrison’s car park and traffic will be redirected along High Street.
“We have also written to customers in the area to inform them about the work and liaised with local businesses,” said George.

The project, which is set to start on October 14, is due to be completed by November 22 when the Christmas lights will be switched on.

The work forms part of WPD’s commitment to provide a consistently high level of service to customers. Around £2 billion will be invested by the company on its electricity network between 2010 and 2015.

 

Note for newsdesks:

  • Western Power Distribution (WPD) is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales, and is responsible for delivering electricity to approximately 7.8 million customers in the UK.
  • WPD is not an electricity supply company and does not bill customers in the UK. Its responsibility is to distribute electricity from the point of generation to homes and businesses.

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For further information please contact Stella Hayward on 01332 827461.

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