ENA workshop provides transformer insight

The Energy Networks Association’s Reliability and Power Quality Committee (RPQC) recently held its first industry workshop and committee meeting in Adelaide on February 22-23, 2012, hosted by ETSA Utilities.

According to the ENA, the workshop was very well received by local and interstate members, providing an opportunity to share information and experiences on issues such as storm/major event forecasting and preparedness, distribution feeder automation, potential power quality indices and steel pole testing.

As part of the workshop, ElectraNet offered members a site visit to the newly built and operational 275/66kV City West Substation at Keswick Terminal, comprising the two largest transformers in South Australia and the latest gas-insulated switchgear.

The substation, which draws on the electricity generated from Torrens Island located more than 18km away, represents the most significant boost of high-voltage transmission capacity into the Adelaide CBD in the past 25 years.

ENA members were grateful for the guided tour of the new facility and used the opportunity to gain insights into the development of a substation that has significantly increased the reliability of the Adelaide electricity network.