Key milestone reached in $10 million electricity network upgrade

Key milestone reached in $10 million electricity network upgrade

15 February 2013

Work is continuing on a major $10 million upgrade of the electricity network in Brisbane’s inner northern suburbs, boosting power supplies to more than 6,000 homes and businesses in the area.
 
The project involves a significant upgrade of Energex’s existing Hamilton substation, located on the corner of Riverview Terrace and Kingsford-Smith Drive.

The substation upgrade will include the replacement of two electricity transformers and installation of new underground power cables to connect the new transformers to the existing power network.

A key milestone in the project will be reached next weekend (Sunday Feb 24) when two new transformers for the substations will be delivered to site. Originally the transformers were due to be delivered on the first weekend of the month, but this was delayed due to weather conditions.

The deliveries have now been planned to commence early on Sunday morning. Energex crews, contractors and traffic controllers will be on site to ensure safety in the area is maintained.

Beside the substation upgrade, the project also includes the installation of new underground power cables to replace more than three kilometres of overhead powerlines in local streets in Hamilton and Ascot.

Once complete later this year, the project is expected to improve electricity reliability and capacity to homes and businesses in parts of Ascot, Hamilton, Eagle Farm, Hendra, Newstead and Albion.

The project is part of Energex’s commitment to provide a safe, secure and highly reliable, cost effective electricity supply to its customers. The company’s 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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