£2 million revamp for Downham Market substation

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Electricity supplies in Downham have been boosted by a £2 million project.

About 5,000 residents in the town are served by a sub-station which has been given a major revamp by UK Power Networks.

New technology has been installed which means that, where possible, supplies can be restored remotely and in a much shorter time from the company’s control room, rather than waiting for an engineer to travel to the sub-station.

Improved technology also means that smaller equipment has been able to be moved into purpose-built buildings on the existing site, rather than having to be housed outside. Moving the equipment inside means it will be protected from adverse weather conditions and vandalism, which can cause cuts.