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Power boost for North Powys

Work to boost power supplies in Rhayader are due to start next week.

We are committed to investing in our network to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

The project is due to start on Monday 6 September, 2021 and involves the installation of new underground network in the area.

“This investment will help to safeguard electricity supplies for our customers in the region for years to come by improving the infrastructure and security of our network,” said Paul Scrivens, our Team Manager for the area.

The work is expected to take 20 weeks to complete and will affect the Abbey-Cwm-Hir road out of Rhayader Town, a small section of the industrial estate and a road crossing on East Street Rhayader.

During this time, traffic management will be in place to enable our contractors M&A Doocey to excavate and install ducts for new cables. Traffic management and signed diversions will be in place as required.

Paul added: “Our aim is to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum. We have been working with Powys County Council to schedule our works to minimise the inconvenience in the area. We have kept customers and business along the route informed by letter and by visits from the civil contractors working on WPD’s behalf”

Local residents have been informed of the work by letter and are invited to contact us if they have any questions on 0800 096 3080.

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