Whyalla region on track to receive significant power boost

Reliability and security of supply is paramount in our day-to-day operations, so we're taking significant steps to maintain this commitment to our customers in the Whyalla region.

Why is this project important?

Customer load supplied by the existing Whyalla Terminal CP has been growing at a rate of 1.6% per annum for the past ten years.

Our network also experiences increased power demand during the peak summer months due to a high residential air conditioner use.

This project represents substantial investment to strengthen the transmission and distribution network in the Whyalla region.

What will this project involve? 

The construction of a new $16 million Whyalla Central Connection Point (CP) substation will help meet the growing power needs of Whyalla and surrounding areas.

A joint SA Power Networks and ElectraNet project, the new CP substation - which links the electricity transmission and distribution networks - will boost supply and reliability to the region.

What is the timeline of this project? 

Design and planning works are well underway, and on-site works commenced May 2012. The project is scheduled for completion in July next year.

Additional upgrade works at the nearby Whyalla Terminal CP and Whyalla City substations will follow through to 2014.