Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley met with SP Energy Networks engineers on Friday (26th February) to learn about investment being made in the region. Across Lanarkshire, £200m is currently being spent to upgrade power lines and substations.
During the visit, the local MP visited a project in South Lanarkshire where high voltage overhead lines have recently been rebuilt and refurbished.
She also heard from Eddie Mulholland, SP Energy Networks’ Lanarkshire District General Manager, on how investment in the network is improving performance for homes and businesses across the region
Following the visit, Ms Crawley said: “I am very pleased that SP Energy Networks are undertaking this investment. This will provide the region with the modern infrastructure required to support future growth.”
She also praised the efforts of the company’s engineers who have responded to a number of severe storm force weather events over the course of the winter.
Eddie Mulholland, SP Energy Networks District Manager Lanarkshire, said: “We were happy to meet Ms Crawley to discuss the major projects currently underway across Lanarkshire. SP Energy Networks is investing significantly across the region to improve storm resilience, to connect new customers to the grid, and upgrade the existing network.”
Ms Crawley also met engineers and apprentices who are part of a team of 25 apprentices and graduate trainees working across Lanarkshire.