Replacement of a 132kV circuit breaker at the Pine Creek Switchyard in the NT has been successfully completed by Power and Water Corporation, with the circuit breaker now energised and in service.

General Manager Power Networks, Paul Ascione, said: “The project was part of Power and Water’s intensive repair and maintenance program designed to improve the reliability of the electricity network and increase operational flexibility.”

“We had a clearly defined project timeline, which we met with a day to spare.”

“The process of replacing, testing, and returning circuit breakers to full service always creates some fragility in the power network.

“However, Power and Water had developed comprehensive contingency plans and our technicians were able to complete the project without any power interruptions to customers.”

“Power and Water continues to upgrade infrastructure in regions around the Northern Territory,” Mr Ascione said.

For the duration of the circuit breaker replacement works, the Katherine/Pine Creek network was supplied from the Katherine Power Station, operating independently of the Darwin network. Visit Power and Water’s Major Projects for further information.

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