Around 30,000 customers in Hägersten and Mälarhöjden are now getting a future-proof electrical grid. Ellevio is investing around SEK 100 million in burying just over 20 kilometres of cabling.
Much of the grid we currently have in Sweden was built in the 1960s and 70s. Hägersten and Mälarhöjden are no exception. Although the equipment still works well, it has now reached its retirement age. During 2017 and 2018, Ellevio will be carrying out a number of major projects modernising and improving the electrical grid in the area. This involves replacing the existing overhead lines with cables that are buried in the ground. In total these initiatives will cost around SEK 100 million to improve the grid for around 30,000 households and companies.
John Kilpi, Area Manager at Ellevio, talks about the project:
- “I’m pleased that we are really getting to grips with the electrical grid in the area. Once we have completed the project in the area, we will have a future-proof grid for many customers, so they can continue to receive a secure electrical supply. I also believe that many customers will be pleased to see the overhead lines that lead into their homes being removed,” says Kilpi.
Work in the field starts in February and should be completed during autumn 2018. The work is divided into seven different stages. More information about the schedule for each area will be available at ellevio.se/hagersten. The contractor for the project is Infratek.
The project in Hägersten is part of Ellevio’s investment in the electrical grid in the Stockholm region. During 2016-2019, Ellevio will invest around SEK 5 billion on building the electrical grid of the future. You can read more about our completed, ongoing and future projects around the country at ellevio.se/projekt.