Western Power has recently connected 980 Western Australian households to underground electricity and removed the last wooden power pole from the northern part of Attadale (WA).

Energy Minister Mike Nahan attended a ceremony to mark the completion of Western Power’s works to safely remove the overhead electricity network and install 16km of underground cable in the City of Melville.

“The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) continues to make a real difference for Western Australian communities,” Dr Nahan said.

“Underground power improves the reliability and safety of supply and safeguards the electricity network for future generations.

“Households and local governments also save on the cost of tree trimming which is necessary at this time of the year to prevent branches damaging powerlines causing hazards and interruptions during storms.”

The SUPP is administered by the Public Utilities Office and is jointly funded by the State Government, local government and Western Power.

Attadale North is Western Power’s 47th consecutive state underground power project delivered on or under budget.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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