Windermere looks forward to electric ferry as network upgrade begins

A £1 million investment in the power network around Windermere, Cumbria, will allow for installation of the first electric ferry on Lake Windermere.
Electricity North West will start work upgrading and replacing 5.4km of underground electricity cables as part of the scheme, alongside Cumbria County Council. It will create new capacity which will also allow for installation of new electric charging points in several car parks within the town.
Electricity North West has worked alongside Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Tourism planning the project, which will start on 3 October.
Councillor Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport added: “I’m delighted to hear that funding has been secured and work is planned to start in the coming weeks on this major electricity upgrade in Windermere. Our plans for the brand-new electric Windermere Ferry relies on this infrastructure being in place. The enhanced provision of electric vehicle charging points in this high tourist area will also be of great benefit to visitors and locals alike.”