A £10million investment project to make Aberdeen’s electricity network more resilient has been announced.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has announced a two-year programme of improvements for the city and surrounding area.
New electrical equipment will be installed, including new modern devices to help restore power automatically when faults occur.
Ten substations will be replaced and a new 33 kilovot cable between Dyce and Kingseat will be installed to ensure a reliable supply of power to homes and businesses in the fast-growing area.
Other substations will also be upgraded.
The works follow a £1.1billion boost to the city which included the installation of a new automated switchboard at Woodhill substation, near Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, giving SSEN engineers remote control from its Perth control room to re-route power around the network ensuring quicker restoration times for customers.
Michael Hilferty, head of region for north Caledonia at SSEN, said: “This programme of investment across Aberdeen will ensure local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future.
“The installation of modernised equipment on the network will enable our teams to minimise the risk of power cuts and smarter systems like automation allow us to restore supplies much quicker in the event of a fault.”