TransGrid, the NSW transmission network operator, has commenced construction on a new 330,000 volt substation at Williamsdale.

The substation is part of TransGrid’s $80 million ACT Supply Project – a package of works being undertaken by TransGrid to provide The ACT and its surrounds with a second major bulk electricity supply point.

Manager of Design and Construct Projects at TransGrid, Mr Steve Jones said “the new Williamsdale Substation, with the capacity to supply more than half a million average homes, will help increase the security of power supply to customers in the region.”

“Additionally, TransGrid is proposing a major upgrade of the Canberra Substation, a new switching station at Wallaroo and upgrading and expanding sections of transmission line in the area,” said Mr Jones.

Currently, the majority of the ACT’s growing commercial and residential demand is supplied from TransGrid’s Canberra Substation.

“TransGrid is making an important investment for the region’s future power supply needs by building a second major supply point for the region” said Mr Jones.

The ACT Supply Project is part of TransGrid’s ongoing commitment to provide a reliable supply of electricity to our customers in NSW and the ACT.

TransGrid recently completed the construction of the new 132,000 volt substation at Queanbeyan, to help provide a more reliable supply of electricity to 50,000 residents in the Queanbeyan, Braidwood and surrounding areas.

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