Power and Water Corporation is currently replacing the second of three new 132kV circuit breakers at the Hudson Creek (NT) switchyard as part of the company’s 2015 major equipment upgrade.

Power and Water Corporation’s General Manager, John Greenwood said, “This second phase follows the successful installation of the first new circuit breaker earlier this month with equally successful results: it has responded perfectly to all our testing and measurement procedures and is now a functioning part of the switchyard.

“The second circuit breaker installation work will be completed soon and a third new circuit breaker will be installed in July,” he said.

The 2015 circuit breaker replacement program follows the successful replacement last year of the first three 132kV circuit breakers at the Hudson Creek switchyard. That work was carried out without any disruption to customers despite the challenging nature of the work.

“Replacing 132kV circuit breakers is a challenging process and creates an element of risk to the system however, these works are designed to improve the security and reliability of the 132kV Darwin/Katherine electricity network.

“Power and Water would like to thank our customers for being supportive of this works schedule and understanding of the considerable challenges we face throughout the installation process.

“Power and Water is dedicated to improving our infrastructure and delivering safe, efficient and reliable utilities services for Territorians,” said Mr Greenwood.

Power and Water’s intensive dry season maintenance and upgrades’ program continues across a range of electricity and water infrastructure.

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