Kingscliff gets upgrade

WORK in Kingscliff to replace more than a kilometre of old powerlines is almost complete.

Country Energy is replacing copper powerlines with aluminium conductors to “improve reli- ability and boost capacity”.

The project began in March and is expected to be completed by the end of May.

It has involved upgrading the local electricity network to enable faster restoration of power in the event of unplanned interruptions.

“We recognise that Kingscliff is a fast-growing area, and this work will help us to meet demand now and well into the future,” Country Energy Far North Coast regional general manager Richard Wake said.

“We appreciate the patience of residents while this $500,000 project has been under way.”

He said millions of dollars had recently been invested in the Tweed through the replacement of old powerlines, upgrading substations and building new ones.

“This financial year alone we're committing more than $80 million towards network maintenance and improvements on the Far North Coast.

“Over the next five years we will put an additional $4 billion into the network across regional and rural New South Wales, installing state-of-the-art technology to minimise the number of interruptions and shorten their duration when they do occur.”



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