Electricity distributor SP AusNet invested more than $800,000 to upgrade infrastructure and improve electricity supply to regional Victorians in October.
SP AusNet spokesperson, Joe Adamo said the upgrade to residents in Nagambie and surrounding areas, replacing existing high-voltage cable over a distance of 7.2 kilometres, allowed for future growth in the area and would reduce strain on the electricity network on days of extreme heat.
“This upgrade is required to meet growing demands of the Nagambie community and is essential to efficiently manage the electricity network,” Mr Adamo said.
Mr Adamo said SP AusNet used generators wherever possible to reduce the need to have multiple long-term outages to customers.
“Due to the requirement for our crews to undertake the works over a three-week period, some customers may experience several intermittent short-term outages,” he said before the upgrade commenced.
“We understand it’s never a good time to be without power, but these upgrade works will ensure customers experience fewer unplanned power outages in the future,” he said.