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Southern Electric Power Distribution announces plans to improve Marlow town centre supplies

Posted on October 19th, 2013

14 October 2013 Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD) has announced plans to improve the reliability of supplies in Marlow town centre and make the local network more robust to minimise the risk of power cuts in the future. SEPD Operations Manager, John Wright, said: “We’re committed to providing the best level of service possible, and when there is a problem we want to get it fixed as quickly and as safely as we can. I’d like to apologise for the power cuts which have occurred in the town centre and Spittal Street areas in recent months and am pleased to confirm that we will shortly be carrying out work which will make the local network more robust and minimise the risk of power cuts in the years ahead.” Starting on Monday 4 November, SEPD teams will be installing new, stronger and more resilient underground cables in West Street and Spittal Street in the town centre. For the safety of staff, road-users and pedestrians, there will be traffic lights in operation when SEPD is working in certain parts of the town centre. Engineers will also carrying out ‘behind the scenes’ maintenance work at the local substation which will also help improve the reliability of supplies to the local people. John Wright explains: “All of this work will take around 10 days to complete and when the project is complete, we’re confident that it will mean a much improved service for the businesses and householders in the town centre area of Marlow.” Annie Mulady, President of Marlow and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce welcomes SEPD’s announcement: “The issues relating to the loss of power to businesses in Marlow has obviously had a detrimental effect on a number of our members which has not only been frustrating but also resulted in a loss of business. However, we are delighted that SSE are not only working to resolve the short term issues but taking a longer term view in ensuring that the town has a more robust system in place to minimise the risk of future problems for both business and householders in the town.”  Notes to Editors: SSE Power Distribution Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited, and its subsidiaries Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, Southern Electric Power Distribution and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution, are all members of the SSE Group. Through its Power Distribution business, it transmits and distributes electricity to over 3.7 million businesses, homes and offices in central southern England and the north of Scotland. West Street and Spittal street information letter

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