Repairs to transmission lines in the state’s Mid North have reached a major milestone today, with one of the damaged circuits now back up and energised.
This has provided extra stability across the network and facilitated additional load to be made available to industrial customers. We will continue to work closely with those customers with the aim of increasing supply to full load levels as soon as possible.
Another circuit will follow in a few days, provided weather conditions remain stable.
Restoration efforts have involved multiple crews working in the field near Melrose to erect temporary towers and restring transmission lines.
Work is continuing in the field at Blyth to help strengthen the underlying transmission network.
ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters paid tribute to the efforts of ElectraNet staff and contractors.
“I am incredibly proud of the work being undertaken both in the field and in our office to restore South Australia’s transmission network,” he said.
“While we still have work to do, this achievement is testimony to the dedication of ElectraNet staff and contractors who have been working tirelessly over many days.
“I’d also like to thank the community for its great support during what has been a challenging time.
“ElectraNet’s efforts are now focused on getting another circuit back up and strengthening the underlying network.
“Safety of the public, staff and contractors remains our priority.”
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