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Replacement of a 132kV circuit breaker at the Pine Creek Switchyard in the NT is officially underway, according to Power and Water Corporation General Manager Power Networks, John Greenwood.

“The project is part of Power and Water’s intensive repair and maintenance program designed to improve the reliability of the electricity network and increase operational flexibility,” said Mr Greenwood.

“For the duration of the circuit breaker replacement works, the Katherine/Pine Creek network will be supplied from the Katherine Power Station, operating independently of the Darwin network.

“While all care will be taken to avoid any power disruptions, the process of testing and returning the equipment to full service means that some brief interruptions may occur.

“Power and Water has contingency plans in place to minimise any interruption time,” Mr Greenwood said.

The replacement of the 132kV circuit breaker at the Pine Creek Switchyard is expected to take around 12 days.

Power and Water Corporation provides electricity network, water, and sewerage services to customers around the Northern Territory. Power and Water is one of the largest businesses in the NT with more than 890 employees.

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