$7 M Townville substation project complete
Australia, Townville: Powerlink has replaced critical equipment at a major Townsville substation, with $7 M project securing power supply for North Queensland.
Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni, said the Dan Gleeson Substation is a major electricity injection point in Townsville’s transmission network, directly supplying the south-western suburbs.
“Our investment underpins safe and reliable electricity supply to 120,000 households and businesses in the region for years to come,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Replacing the substation’s aging equipment gives Powerlink crews greater capability to respond to unexpected network outages, giving businesses confidence in their power supply, which equals confidence to grow.”
He said this investment demonstrated the Queensland Government’s continued focus on planning for the future, with $2.2 B in electricity capital works this financial year, combined with continued lower prices.
“The new Dan Gleeson Substation was delivered four months ahead of schedule and under budget, safeguarding the transmission network’s performance during the most demanding summer months,” de Brenni added.
Powerlink Chief Executive, Paul Simshauser, said construction works were delivered in several stages to avoid impacts to customers.
“The project was meticulously planned and executed with all works safely completed in accordance with rigorous COVID-19 requirements,” Simshauser said.
In addition to on-site works, the project also involved delivery and installation of a new 14 m control building, which plays a vital role in securely housing the new secondary systems equipment.
Source: Utility Magazine