New transformer for Oxford energy project
A new 90-tonne, 5-metre wide, electricity transformer has been delivered to the National Grid substation at Cowley, Oxford.
The new transformer is essential to the delivery of the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project, which is led by Oxford City Council and Pivot Power (part of EDF Renewables) and goes live in 2021.
This £41 million investment into battery storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging and low carbon heating in Oxford will improve air quality and cut carbon. It aims to save 10,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, rising to 25,000 tonnes by 2032.
National Grid Project Engineer, Michael Ellams, said: “The delivery of this transformer is key to the completion of this essential investment in Oxford’s zero carbon future and we are excited that National Grid is a key part of delivering a project which is a model for cities all around the world.”