In April 2020, we started work to build the new substation near Sandford. Our contractor for this stage of work is, Siemens.
We‘ve already completed the entrance from the A368 and built an access road to the site; and we’ve carried out some advance landscaping and planting around the boundary of the site to help screen the new substation.
We’re using an innovative new material called Sureground for the hard standing area and a section of the haul road. Read more below on how this will help reduce vehicle delivery numbers into the site.
The new substation will be completed towards the end of 2023, and will deliver electricity into the local electricity network, owned by Western Power Distribution (WPD). This is instead of power being brought into the area from Bridgwater through existing WPD pylons, which we’ll remove when the substation is operational.