Adelaide CBD welcomes new substation

Adelaide’s newest substation officially opened on April 11, representing the most significant improvement to electricity infrastructure in South Australia and into the Adelaide CBD since the 1980s.

The architecturally designed and eco-friendly 275/66kV City West Substation forms a major part of the Adelaide Central Reinforcement (ACR) Project.

This new high-voltage transmission substation and connecting underground transmission cable extends 18km from ElectraNet’s Torrens Island Substation. It comprises an ElectraNet investment of $180 million and forms part of the company’s $1 billion five-year network investment plans to reinforce high-voltage power across South Australia.

The ACR Project was completed on time, within budget and to industry best-practice standards.

“What the completion of the ACR Project means for the City of Adelaide is that it now has additional capacity to meet the projected electricity demands of the city and the southern suburbs and ensure continued reliability and security of transmission supply now and into the future,” ElectraNet’s CEO Ian Stirling said.

“This state-of-the-art City West Substation incorporates urban design and sustainable landscaping principles to enhance the desired character of the local area.”