Higher capacity power coming
COUNTRY Energy customers in the north and west of Coffs Harbour will benefit from a more flexible and higher capacity power network following the completion of underground works in three streets this week.
Acting regional general manager for the Mid North Coast, Daniel Bylsma, said Country Energy had installed underground high-voltage powerlines along Bray, Frederick and Kurrajong streets.
Within the next few months, he said, the company would be removing the high voltage overhead lines.
“The new powerlines will provide a more reliable supply of electricity for our customers in the area while being protected from storms, trees and flying debris due to being underground,” Mr Bylsma said.
“The lines will also allow Country Energy to re-route power around the network during planned or unplanned interruptions.”
A planned power supply interruption was necessary to allow Country Energy crews to complete the work safely.
Putting powerlines underground in Coffs Harbour was part of $178 million Country Energy was spending to maintain and improve the network throughout the Mid North Coast this financial year, Mr Bylsma said.