ElectraNet have commenced major works to construct a new 270km, high-voltage transmission line across the EP. The first pour of concrete on the $300 million electricity transmission link from Cultana to Port Lincoln to provide homes and businesses across the EP with a more secure and reliable power supply is under way!
After almost 50 years in service, the Eyre Peninsula’s existing high-voltage power line is approaching the end of its operational life. To ensure the Eyre Peninsula has a secure and reliable electricity supply for the next 50 years, ElectraNet is building a new high-voltage power line and upgrading five substations. Eyre Peninsula Link involves the construction of a new, double-circuit 132 kV transmission line from Cultana to Port Lincoln, via Yadnarie, with the ability to upgrade the Cultana to Yadnarie section to 275 kV at a later date.
RDAEP have been effectively lobbying for the upgrade of the line for several years. RDAEP have led industry forums, conducted community surveys and invited ElectraNet to numerous meetings and forums across Eyre Peninsula. RDAEP have ensured that ElectraNet were aware of all developing mines and infrastructure projects in the pipeline across Eyre Peninsula. This enabled ElectraNet to convince regulators of the business case for a transmission upgrade and bring forward the upgrade project by several years.
For more information visit ElectraNet – EP Major Construction Works Under Way