UK Power Networks is investing in West London infrastructure to ensure future development has appropriate power available. Two key locations, Wood Lane, and Willesden Junction, are getting new substations.
UK Power Networks is installing a new 43MVA 132/11kV main electricity substation in Wood Lane, out of the way under the A40 elevated section (pictured top, artists impression), enough power for over twenty thousand new homes. The substation is located on the edge of White City and it will help enable the area’s long-term redevelopment and to provide homes and jobs. The area is home to a new campus for Imperial College and they have provided the land for the substation. Work started on site in March 2019 and the forecast date for completion is March 2021.The project has been funded between UK Power Networks and developers in the area.
At Atlas Road, near Willesden Junction, UK Power Networks is building a new 33/11kV 60MVA electricity substation which will house three 33/11kV transformers, enough to cater for the needs of over 30,000 homes. This substation will supply the HS2 project which will power machines creating tunnels to carry the railway into the terminal at Euston Station, as well as the tunnels that extend northwards towards Ruislip. The project is funded by UK Power Networks, HS2 and Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation. Work started on site in May 2019 and is due to be completed in August 2020.