Northern Territory Minister for Essential Services Dale Wakefield
Construction Underway On The New Sadadeen Zone Substation Upgrade
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government is investing in the future of Alice Springs.
Due to aged infrastructure and increased maintenance costs, Power and Water is upgrading the Sadadeen Substation to increase reliability and security of the Alice Springs power network.
“Territory Government’s number one priority is creating local jobs and investing in the future of the Territory.” Minister for Essential Services Dale Wakefield said.
“New Sadadeen Substation upgrade will increase the reliability and security of the Alice Springs power network, provide up to 30 construction jobs, as well as support local businesses during the construction phase.”
This $11.85 Million project will replace the existing building and install new 11kV Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS). The new switchgear will replace existing systems which is approaching the end of its life.
A substation is infrastructure where electricity voltage is stepped up for transmission (to send over long distances) or stepped down for distribution (to individual households). This essential infrastructure ensures that power users receive the right voltage for their needs.
Upgrade will support up to 30 jobs during the construction and will also support Alice Springs hardware, freight and hotel businesses.
All works are scheduled to be complete by April 2020 and the new equipment fully operational by August 2020.
Power and Water aims to have as little impact as possible on adjacent neighbourhoods and residents, while works take place.