​TransGrid's Wagga 132/66kV Substation was commissioned in 1955 and supplies Essential Energy's 66 kV network servicing both the Wagga Township and surrounding regional area.  

TransGrid is currently undertaking major work at the substation to replace high voltage electrical equipment that are approaching the end of their serviceable lives.

Our substation Asset Replacement Project is a major investment in the safe, reliable and efficient supply of electricity to the region. 

  • What is involved?

    ​The work will include a range of construction and replacement activities including removal of old equipment, digging trenches, laying foundations and installing new equipment including new transformers, monitoring systems and buildings. ​

  • Why is the project needed?

    ​The Wagga substation was commissioned in 1955. Some of the original primary and secondary systems equipment within the substation are approaching the end of their serviceable lives and are in need of replacement.​

  • When will the project start and finish

    Work at the substation is expected to commence in July 2016 with completion scheduled for late 2018.​

  • What will be the construction hours?

    ​Noise generating works would be limited to the recommended standard hours for construction work outlined in the Interim Construction Noise Guideline (DECC, 2009) which are:

    • Monday to Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm.

    • Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm.

    • No works on Sundays or Public Holidays.

  • TransGrid in the community

    One of the ways TransGrid contributes to and makes a difference in the communities in which we work is through our Community Partnerships Program. Established in 2012, the grassroots program has delivered almost $250,000 in grants to support local communities by providing funding for initiatives in areas where our infrastructure is located, being built or upgraded. This program forms part of our ongoing commitment to help build genuine partnerships and have a positive impact in the community, now and into the future.

    Due to planned work in Wagga Wagga and Albury, we opened applications to not-for-profit and community organisations in these regions for our 2015 program. We were pleased to receive an overwhelming response to our call for applications from a wide range of organisations in both Wagga Wagga and Albury.

    In their applications, organisations had to demonstrate how their initiative will provide a lasting or tangible benefit to the community. Preference to applications was then given to initiatives which improve or promote at least one of the following areas:

    • Public safety or wellbeing

    • Health or education

    • The environment.

    After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that the following organisations have been selected to receive funding in Wagga Wagga:

    • ​​​Country Hope Trust (Wagga Wagga and Albury) who provide financial and emotional support to families in Southern NSW who have a child with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.

    • Eunony Bush Fire Brigade

    • Wagga Wagga High School – Funding was provided to the School's Chicktionary program. The program is specifically designed to target girls in Yr 8 and Yr 9 at the high school to address behavioural and/or emotional issues that hinder personal perceptions and growth.

    • ​​​Lake Albert Bush Fire Brigade

    • ​​Petaurus Education Working Group Inc. (Wagga Wagga and Albury) who provide educational services to schools and the community focusing on environmental, cultural, social and economic outcomes by connecting kids to their region.

  • How can I get more information

    ​For more information please contact our Community Engagement team on 1800 222 537 or community@transgrid.com.au​.

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