Stage two of the Beaconsfield West Substation refurbishment project involves replacement of a range of equipment on site, including a power transformer.
The remaining original building built in the 1970s, will also be demolished due to its condition.
In 2010 TransGrid began refurbishment at the Beaconsfield West Substation to ensure the reliability of supply to the Sydney inner metropolitan area. The first stage of the project was completed in 2012, this involved a range of works including construction of two new buildings and an interconnecting gantry. Stage two of the project will complete the refurbishment at the substation.
The Beaconsfield West Substation was commissioned in 1979 to support the Sydney inner metropolitan electricity network, including the Sydney Central Business District.
The equipment in the substation is reaching the end of its service life and is in need of replacement. Stage two of the refurbishment project will replace necessary equipment and remove redundant assets to ensure the reliability and improve the functional use of the site.
Beaconsfield West substation is a major supply point in the Sydney inner metropolitan electricity network.
It receives power supply from TransGrid’s Sydney South substation at Picnic Point and then distributes to Ausgrid power cables into the Sydney inner metropolitan area including the central business district.
The Beaconsfield West substation is located at 44–62 Burrows Road, Alexandria, Sydney.
A new pre-fabricated communications building.
A new power transformer, high voltage air and gas insulated switchgear and high voltage cables.
A new shunt reactor (a large machine that helps manage substation energy efficiencies).
Early site work for stage two of this project began in December 2014. Refurbishment work on site is expected to continue through 2015 and be completed December 2017.
Should you require any further information about this project please contact TransGrid’s Community Engagement team on 1800 222 537 or email email@example.com
Fact Sheet - Beaconsfield West Substation Refurbishment - November 2014