Energex is investing more than $10.5 million to upgrade the Rocklea Substation in Queensland, which will improve the reliability of electricity supply to 4100 homes and businesses.
Work has now commenced at the substation and will include building on the vacant land adjoining the existing substation, installing a new 33/11kV transformer and constructing a new modular building to house the new and existing electrical equipment.
Energex asset manager Russell Cross said the multi-stage upgrades would provide benefits by improving power reliability and increase capacity in the area to cater for future growth.
“Energex is committed to providing all areas of south-east Queensland with a safe and reliable electricity supply and this project will ensure we continue to deliver on that commitment Rocklea,” he said.
“The upgrade at Rocklea will include the installation of newer, more efficient equipment and allow Energex to prepare for any future growth in Moorooka, Rocklea, Salisbury and surrounding suburbs.”
Subject to weather conditions works are due to be completed by August 2014. Once work is completed, the area around the substation will undergo re-vegetation and landscaping.