ESSENTIAL Energy has begun a series of projects that’ll help maintain a safe, sustainable and dependable power supply for the city.
Essential Energy crews are currently working in Mitchell Parade, beginning work on the area yesterday by carrying out routine maintenance on an electricity substation as part of a scheduled program of works.
The Mitchell Parade work is just one of many jobs currently being monitored across the city, with an Anson Street overhead network upgrade, a Sampson Street network upgrade, Oak Street underground, upgrade of a chamber substation at Ophir Hotel and the Anson Street high voltage powerline upgrade being conducted.
The construction of the new Orange Zone substation is also ongoing.
With the first stage of the project set to be completed early next year, the Lords Place-based substation has had new fences established and contractors are continuing to work to prepare the site.
Regional manager Phillip Green said Essential Energy carries out asset inspections every four years and the work currently being conducted as part of the company’s ongoing plan.
“It’s to ensure power lines, poles and other assets meet safety and reliability requirements,” Mr Green said.
“The inspection program identifies where upgrades and maintenance is necessary. The maintenance program also ensures Essential Energy delivers a more consistent and reliable electricity supply to the local area.”
In a statement released yesterday afternoon, Essential Energy reminded the community to keep an eye out for local crews and stay clear of work zones while being aware of any changes to local traffic conditions.