TransGrid energises Queanbeyan substation

New South Wales electricity transmission network operator TransGrid energised its new 132,000 v substation in Queanbeyan in June.

“All major construction works have been completed and the new substation has now been energised,” TransGrid general manager corporate, Michael Gatt said.

“Over the next few months, TransGrid’s project team will undertake extensive testing of substation equipment, before it is connected to the NSW electricity grid,” Mr Gatt said.

TransGrid’s new substation will help secure a reliable supply of electricity to over 50,000 residents and businesses in the Queanbeyan, Canberra, eastern ACT and Braidwood areas.

“TransGrid’s Queanbeyan Redevelopment Project involved the construction of a new

132,000 v substation, using state-of-the-art equipment, adjacent to the existing substation,” Mr Gatt said.

“The new substation will replace the original Queanbeyan substation which was built in 1957.

“The Queanbeyan project is one of a number of key system upgrades being undertaken by TransGrid to maintain a secure supply of electricity for the region.”

Construction of the new substation commenced in December 2008 and the substation is expected to be energised and fully operational prior to summer 2010-11.

“This project is part of TransGrid’s ongoing commitment to reliably power homes and businesses across NSW and the ACT,” Mr Gatt said.