ElectraNet is continuing to work on repairing the equipment at the switchyard adjacent to Torrens Island Power Station B that was damaged as a result of yesterday’s incident.
No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident and efforts were undertaken to immediately make the site safe. However, the connection points of two generating units were damaged, resulting in approximately 400 MW of generation being disconnected. 220 MW from Pelican Point Power Station also tripped off at the same time.
The loss of supply was immediately compensated through additional import of power from Victoria via the Heywood interconnector.
“Our crews in the field are working hard on repair and restoration works, and the safety of the public, staff and contractors remains our priority.” said Steve Masters, ElectraNet’s Chief Executive of ElectraNet.
“At this stage, the revised estimate of the time to complete repairs on one of the two damaged connection points is anticipated to be late Sunday.”
“While we do not anticipate any significant issues while repairs are being completed, we want to make sure that they are done as safely and quickly as possible,” Steve said.
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ElectraNet provides energy and infrastructure solutions across Australia. We own and operate over $2.5 billion of electricity transmission assets that transport electricity over long distances and to remote areas. A critical part of the electricity supply chain, ElectraNet’s transmission network delivers safe and reliable electricity supply. Our transmission costs make-up less than 10% of end-user electricity prices.