Mount Gambier North

Mount Gambier to receive power boost with new substation

SA Power Networks is investing $5 million in a new electricity distribution substation for Mount Gambier.

Why is this project important?

The new 33kV to 11kV Mount Gambier North substation on Wireless Road will provide power to a host of new customers, including the $80 million Woolworths shopping complex currently under construction on the northern gateway.  

The new substation will also provide load support for the existing Mount Gambier substations, allowing for future growth in the area and strengthening the local distribution network.

What will this project involve? 

Works will include the installation of a 33/11kV transformer, 33kV circuit breaker, 33kV disconnector, 11kV switchboard, control building and associated protection, network monitoring and telecommunications equipment.

In addition, associated 33kV powerlines will be upgraded and underground 11kV cables will be installed along Wireless Road and across Penola Road adjacent to the new substation site.

What is the timeline of this project? 

With design and planning well underway, site works are set to commence in October 2012 and are scheduled for completion in early 2013.