South Broken Hill

Essential Energy Network Upgrade

What is happening?
 
As part of Essential Energy’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety, reliability and quality of essential services in the Far West Region, plans are underway to upgrade the electricity network located in South Broken Hill.

Field staff from Broken Hill, Buronga, Bourke, Menindee and Cobar depots will work together to upgrade the electricity network to ensure it meets existing and future electricity needs in the area.

The project is due to begin at the end of August and be complete by early September 2012, weather permitting.
 
The project involves:
 
  • Replacement of 33 power poles
  • Upgrading 2km of high voltage powerlines
  • Installation of 9 new gas circuit breakers
  • Transformer replacement.
 
Customer benefits
 
This project will enable Essential Energy to provide customers in south Broken Hill with a more reliable, robust essential service – one which will cater for future electricity demands in the local area.

In addition, the project will also offer increased network flexibility in the event of planned or emergency power supply interruptions, improved safety and better network protection.
 
What to expect
 
While every effort has been made to minimise the impact of this project on customers, there will be the need for several planned interruptions to supply.

All customers affected by these scheduled interruptions will be notified in advance to minimise any inconvenience.

Due to the nature of the project and the use of heavy equipment there will also be the need for minor changes to vehicle and pedestrian traffic arrangements. These temporary changes will be directed locally.
 
For more information
 
If you have any questions regarding this upgrade, please contact Mark Dwyer, Works Supervisor, on 13 23 91, during normal business hours.
 
 
 

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