25 September 2012
Energex has flicked the switch on a $9.8 million substation upgrade at Cooneana, benefiting homes and businesses in the area.
The project involved replacing the 33/11kV 5MV.A transformer with a 25MV.A transformer, installing new electrical equipment to support the increased capacity and connecting the substation to the existing 11kV electricity network.
Energex’s Asset Manager Jonathan Khor said the new substation will cater for industry growth in the area.
“As the local area grows with new businesses and industries, it is essential we ensure ongoing supply to cater for this growth,” he said.
“The introduction of estates such as the new Swanbank Enterprise Park will place a much greater demand on the electricity network, and this project will make sure we keep up with local development.
“The upgraded substation will result in a more reliable power supply, and importantly it will also allow us to meet the growing electricity needs of large customers in the area, particularly at peak times.”
This project commenced in June 2011 and is part of several upgrades in the Cooneana area that will be completed in the coming months.
This project is part of Energex’s commitment to provide a safe, secure and highly reliable, cost effective electricity supply to its customers. The capital works program aims to improve and reinforce electricity supplies across South East Queensland, especially to meet peak electricity demand periods, and to support the increased use of residential solar power and lifestyle enhancing appliances, such as air conditioners and flat screen televisions.
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