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1 August 2012
Energex has flicked the switch on a new $7 million substation at Wamuran, benefiting more than 3,000 homes and businesses in the area.
The project involved constructing a new 8MV.A substation on the D’Agular Highway near
R Williams Road, and installing four new 11,000 volt powerlines to connect the new substation to the existing electricity network.
Energex’s Asset Manager Tim Hart said the new substation had improved the reliability of power supply to customers in the local area including D’Agular, Delaneys Creek, Bootawa, Mount Mee, Campbells Pocket and Wamuran.
“Before the construction of the new substation at Wamuran, electricity was supplied to homes and businesses in the area through a series of very long powerlines from Woodford and Caboolture West,” he said.
“One of the powerlines servicing the area was more than 100 kilometres long, and several others were more than 50 kilometres long, running through heavily vegetated areas which are prone to damage, particularly during the storm season.
“The new substation will result in a more reliable power supply, and importantly it will also allow us to meet the growing electricity needs of customers in the area, particularly at peak times.”
Energex thanked local residents and businesses for their patience as the network upgrade was completed.
This project is part of a five-year capital expenditure program being undertaken by Energex to upgrade the South East Queensland electricity network.
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