3:45 PM

Repairs to storm-damaged transmission lines in the state’s mid north continue to progress well.

One of the damaged circuits near Melrose was re-energised yesterday, and network strengthening repair works near Blyth, were also successfully completed.

The restoration of these lines has provided extra stability across the network and facilitated additional load being made available to industrial customers. ElectraNet will continue to work closely with its customers to increase supply to full load levels as soon as possible.

Crews continue to work at the Melrose site, with the aim of getting another circuit back up and energised this week, provided weather conditions remain stable.

ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters paid tribute to the efforts of ElectraNet staff and contractors.

“While these outstanding results have been achieved quickly, they have also been done safely. Safety of the public, staff and contractors remains our priority,” he said.

“The entire team on site, and those supporting them from the office, has worked extremely hard to make the sites safe, prepare access tracks, erect the temporary towers, string the conductors and implement a switching plan.”

“I’d also like to thank the community and our landholders, for their support during what has been a challenging time.”


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