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EDF Energy invests £6m in London’s electricity

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EDF Energy has spent £6m in an upgrade to electricity supplies for customers in the London Docklands area. An electrical switch house has been constructed as part of a new nine-storey apartment complex beside the Docklands Light Railway at Brunswick Wharf.

The equipment should provide a better service for over 100,000 homes and businesses in the East End of London and should allow EDF Energy to restore power quicker in the event of a fault.

The project manager for EDF Energy, Paul Morgan, said: “The new building incorporates some of the most up-to-date switch gear available. This technology enables us to switch customers to an alternative 132kV circuit in the event of a fault and will allow us to carry out planned work on our underground network without inconveniencing our customers.

“As well as giving us greater remote control over the network, the switch house will provide us with spare capacity for further developments in the area should the need arise.”

The building replaces a 1950’s switch house on the same site, which was decommissioned earlier this year.

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