Transend upgrades Electrona substation in southern Tasmania
Mike Hunnibell, Transend's general manager of transmission services, said that this development has helped Transend to provide a reliable and secure electricity transmission service. Mr Hunnibell said: "It has also helped Aurora Energy improve the reliability and security of electricity supply to customers in the Kingston, Blackmans Bay and Channel areas in southern Tasmania. In effect, we built a new substation within the existing substation boundary. It contains two transformers, a new 11,000V indoor switchboard and eight connections to Aurora's distribution system. "The work at Electrona substation has increased the transmission capacity of the substation, which has alleviated the anticipated overload at Kingston substation. Of all the options considered at Electrona, the full redevelopment of the substation was the preferred one because it had the lowest whole-of-life cost and would provide the required level of performance. The redeveloped substation is now connected to the transmission and distribution systems."