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26 September 2012
Energex has finished a $600,000 project placing parts of Broadbeach’s overhead electricity network underground.
More than 300 metres of overhead powerlines adjacent to the Broadbeach State School on Old Burleigh Road has been replaced with underground cables as part of improving both reliability and visual aesthetics of the local electricity network.
Energex’s Asset Manager, Derek McIntyre, said the project would improve the visual amenity in the area.
“This project will improve the foreshore precinct at Broadbeach which will be able to be enjoyed by the local community and also visitors to the area.”
Energex has a strong focus of installing lower voltage power supplies underground. On average in the last five years, for every kilometre of new overhead powerlines constructed by Energex, 6kms of underground power cables are installed.
Energex’s underground network makes up almost 33 per cent of the South East Queensland power distribution grid and laid end-to-end would stretch more than 16,000 kilometres.
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