Big boost for South
COUNTRY Energy has constructed a second 66,000 volt powerline at the South Grafton Zone Substation on Vere Street.
The $1 million project took four years in planning and involves 1.5km of underground cable and 4.5km of overhead mains.
According to Country Energy Far North Coast regional manager, Brian Glawson, it will enhance the reliability of power to people living south of the river.
"What we've done is duplicated the supply. It means if one powerline is redundant there will be another option, it's a reliability thing," he said.
"There are no health concerns as it's an underground cable."
Country Energy managing director Craig Murray visited Grafton yesterday.
"It's part of a $3 million spend in and around Grafton and is about reinvesting back into the infrastructure and lives of the people of Grafton," he said.
Other projects include replacing 11,000 volt circuit breakers and reconstructing a 66,000 volt line.