Medium Voltage Project powered up to go

Posted on: 19 December 2016

Over two kilometres of new cable, 13 new electrical substations and transformers, and 18 phases of trenching across the campus will form part of the new Medium Voltage Upgrade project starting early next year.  This significant infrastructure upgrade is required to ensure sufficient electrical power on the main campus for the future.

“The existing medium voltage electrical system is outdated and unable to accommodate the additional power required to service our teaching and research, and future developments, such as the Trinity Business School,” explained Professor Veronica Campbell, Bursar and Director of Strategic Innovation and sponsor of the Medium Voltage upgrade project.

“The project will include a new electrical supply to the campus from Pearse Street and the upgrade of the electrical infrastructure to distribute the new capacity throughout the main campus, and to improve resilience of the supply for the future,” Professor Campbell continued.


Work on this large electrical and civil engineering project will start in January 2017 and will continue for a year during which there will be various diversions in place, temporary gate closures, some scheduled shutdowns of the electrical supply, and car parking will be limited in certain areas.

A dedicated microsite for the Medium Voltage project has been developed as a resource for staff and students detailing the phasing of the works. Throughout the project the College community will be informed about all closures and disruptions.

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