This new substation will ensure that the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre areas will have enough electricity to meet demand in the coming years
SONI has responsibility for the consistent and reliable transmission of electricity on our high-voltage grid. Studies have been carried out to assess what improvements are needed to the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre area fit to meet future electricity demand.
Why is this project needed?
SONI is proposing to build a new substation located between Sydenham Road and Hamilton Road in order to strengthen and increase the capacity of the grid within the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre areas. This new substation will be connected to an existing substation at Ballygowan Road, using an existing overhead line that is already in place.
SONI will prepare a full planning application for the Sydenham Road Substation Project which will be submitted to and determined by Belfast City Council.
When in place, the new substation will ensure that the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre areas will have enough electricity to meet demand in the coming years. This will help to facilitate continued economic growth, attract investment and enable job creation.
Where is the project and what does it involve?
The Sydenham Road Substation Project will comprise the following:
Construction of a new 110/33kV substation, associated equipment and proposed access road located approximately 120m north of no. 65 Sydenham Road.