ElectraNet has achieved over 70% completion for the South Australian side of Project EnergyConnect (PEC), the new 900km high voltage interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales which will enable more renewable energy, improve reliability and deliver price savings for customers.
Project Director, Ralf Ricciardi said, “Construction is progressing very well across the project.”
“Transformers and reactors at Bundey substation will soon be filled with oil prior to Hyosung handing over to Consolidated Power Projects for commissioning. We have also completed all gantry towers at this new substation, which upon completion, will be the largest in South Australia.”
“Rollout of draw wire and conductor is on schedule between the SA-NSW border and Bundey substation, and we have also commenced draw wire rollout between the Bundey and Robertstown substations.”
“Downer has also started rehabilitation around tower sites to return easements and redundant access tracks to pre-construction conditions. This is all part of our environmental management and a testament to the due diligence of the team.”
Helicopter stringing works along the PEC route
“In addition to the line and substation works, all telecommunications towers as part of the project are now completed and pre-energisation for radio sites is about to begin,” Ralf said.
View the video below to get an insight into works that are happening in the field.
Alongside construction activities, ElectraNet has also been supporting conservation efforts along the line route. Of note is our work to support Flinders University’s efforts to protect the Sleepy Lizard population in and around Bundey.
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