Construction underway on major electricity project to secure supply


Work has commenced on the Powering Sydney’s Future project to ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply for more than 800,000 people living and working in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas.


“We welcome the planning approval for this significant project which will secure Sydney’s energy supply and create 140 jobs during construction,” said CEO Paul Italiano.

“Powering Sydney’s Future is the largest project TransGrid has undertaken in metropolitan Sydney in decades and it will meet the energy needs of the nation’s largest economy,” he said.

Work started this morning at five locations in south-western Sydney to prepare for the installation of a new 20 kilometre 330kv underground circuit from Potts Hill to Alexandria.

Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas are currently supplied by electricity cables installed more than 50 years ago, which are now reaching the end of their serviceable life.

“The NSW Government has fast tracked this project because Sydney’s peak electricity demand is expected to continue to grow, driven largely by the NSW Government’s record infrastructure investment and the city’s population growth,” Mr Italiano said.

TransGrid has been working with communities, local councils and other stakeholders since 2017 on the project, which will also include an upgrade to substations at Potts Hill, Alexandria and Picnic Point.

The Powering Sydney’s Future project, approved by the Australian Energy Regulator in May 2018, is due for completion by November 2022. For more information about the project, visit:

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