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Major network upgrade underway

Monday, 22nd October, 2012

Crews at work in Galena Street Crews at work in Galena Street

Major network upgrade underway Essential Energy crews have begun work on a major upgrade to the electricity network in Galena Street.

Regional general manager Far West, Guy Chick, said the upgrade formed a part of a major works program which will benefit all electricity customers in Broken Hill.

The work, to be carried out over several days, will involve the replacement of seven power poles and high voltage powerlines from Williams Street to
Talc Street and the installation of a new gas switch.

"It will allow Essential Energy to swap and change power supply sources in the case of an emergency or during times of infrastructure upgrades - and in turn minimise inconvenience to customers," Mr Chick said.

He said customers affected by the work and subsequent supply interruptions will be notified individually.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

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