17 July 2012
Energex is continuing to upgrade local electricity supplies on the Sunshine Coast with new underground electricity supplies in Coolum Beach and Currimundi.
In Coolum, work has commenced to install a new underground power cable from Energex’s substation on the corner of Yungar Street and Greenoaks Drive to the Corner of South Coolum Road and Greenoaks Drive.
The Currimundi project will include the installation of a new underground power cable from Currimundi Substation on Snapdragon Street to the new health precinct site on the corner of Lake Kawana Boulevard and Kawana Way.
Energex Asset Manager Steve Lynch said the local power upgrades were an important part of Energex’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable electricity supply on the Sunshine Coast.
“Like most areas in South East Queensland, the Sunshine Coast has seen significant growth in electricity use in recent times due to population and commercial growth, and the rapid uptake of power hungry appliances such as air-conditioners,” he said.
“Through both major network upgrades and local projects such as the network improvements at Currimundi and Coolum Beach residents will continue to enjoy a safe and reliable electricity supply that meets their changing power needs into the future.
“Importantly, the new underground power cables will also give Energex crews more options for restoring power quickly if unexpected supply interruptions occur.”
Mr Lynch thanked residents in advance for their patience during the upgrades.
These projects are part of a five-year capital expenditure program being undertaken by Energex to upgrade the South East Queensland electricity network.
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