Switchgear Replacement at Walton Central Substation
Western Power Distribution have recently commissioned the new equipment in the substation and completed final jointing works.
Unfortunately the new Transformer is making an unacceptably high 'buzzing' sound with vibration from the unit. This is not normally the case and while the unit is understood to be safe, understandably concerns have been raised by members of the community.
The works were completed as planned but to resolve the buzzing issue Western Power Distribution will require an interruption to electrical supplies for several hours whilst they swap the unit for a quieter one and send this one back to their workshops for testing.
This is extremely unusual however Western Power Distribution would prefer not to jeopardise the integrity of the equipment or cause any unnecessary disturbance to any residents locally.
These works are planned to be done within the first two weeks of June.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 08:36 by Maureen Yardley