31 August 2012
Energex has commenced a $1.4 million upgrade of the electricity network which will boost power supplies to more than 3,000 homes and businesses in Varsity Lakes and Robina.
The project will include an upgrade of the 11,000 volt underground power network in the area, ensuring optimum power supplies and ongoing electricity reliability for the region.
Energex Asset Manager Derek McIntyre said the upgrade was required to meet the increasing power needs in Varsity Lakes and surrounding areas.
“Like many areas in South East Queensland, demand for electricity in the area around Varsity Lakes has grown steadily over the past 10 years, particularly at peak times between 4pm and 8pm on hot summer afternoons,” he said.
“The upgrade of the electricity network in Varsity Lakes will include installing new underground power cables along Washington Court, Vanderbilt Court, Watts Drive, University Drive and Main Street, which will ensure we can continue to meet the increasing power needs in the area.
“We will also be tunnelling underneath Lake Orr to connect the new cables with the existing electricity network which will ensure homes and businesses receive a more robust power supply.”
Weather permitting, the project is expected to be complete in March 2013.
During construction there will be some heavy vehicle movements, partial road, footpath and bike path closures and safety barriers around work sites.
Mr McIntyre thanked the local community for their patience during the upgrades.
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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