Powercor to keep Port Fairy on supply during outages

Victoria’s largest electricity supplier, Powercor, is undertaking a $3 million program of works to upgrade electricity infrastructure in the state’s south-west, eventually benefiting more than
2400 customers.
The upgrade will improve the power line load capacity allowing for growth in Port Fairy, Koroit, Kirkstall, Hawkesdale and Yambuk. Ultimately, it will incorporate an auto loop function that will allow Port Fairy to remain on supply during future unplanned power outages.
Under the new arrangement, customers in Port Fairy – an area that has experienced recent reliability issues – will lose power for less than one minute while the system is automatically re-configured to the alternate supply.
The works only include upgrades to the existing power lines within the existing route alignment and no new areas will be affected. The project’s construction phase began in November and will be completed early this year.