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Over the next 19 months, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is installing two new interconnectors to bring additional stability and security to the town’s electricity supply.

The project represents an investment of £8.4m and will result in ongoing disruption to roads across Petersfield town centre, along Station Road, up Rams Hill and onto Hill Brow for more than an year and a half.

Project manager Yu Qian explained to Petersfield Community Radio’s John Welsman how Petersfield gets its power, what’s happening with the project and how it will benefit us living in the town. 

Bedford Road is the first closure of the scheme
The work was originally planned to start in April
The substation that serves 10,000 customers in Petersfield will be upgraded
The project will link Petersfield’s substation with Elmers Marsh substation in Fernhurst (map: Open Infrastructre Map)