ESB to invest 138 million euro upgrading Kerry services.

The ESB is to invest 138 million euro upgrading services in the county over the next 16 months. Between now and the end of next year they hope to increase supply and reliability to 75,000 customers in the county. A number of new stations are also planned. The 138 million euro will cover the cost of three new 110 kv stations at Newmarket, tralee and Knockeragh. A new 38 kv station is also planned for Smerla.Last year 16,000 kilometres of overhead line in Kerry was refurbished and this year a further 20,000 will be upgraded. All of the 10 kv lines in the county are to be worked on as well as 300 kilometres of 38 kv line. Details of the works programme were outlined to Kerry Orieachtas Members at a briefing in Dublin today. ESB Chairman Tadhg O Donohue says the upgrade will provide improved access for potential industrial and commercial investment.