More than 5,000 homes and businesses in the Upper Mount Gravatt area in South East Queensland have had their electricity supplies upgraded as part of Energex’s recently completed local power upgrades.

The $7.8 million upgrade of the Upper Mount Gravatt Substation will bolster power supplies to the area and surrounding suburbs while allowing for future domestic and commercial growth.

According to Energex’s Asset Manager Derek McIntyre, the new substation will provide a more reliable electricity supply and additional capacity in the local power network.

“This multi-staged project saw a new 25MVA transformer and associated cables installed which has boosted the capacity of the substation by 30 per cent,” he said.

“Now complete the additional capacity will allow for future growth in the area in addition to enabling the local network to better manage peak summer power usage.

“The upgrades will also allow Energex technicians to redirect and restore power faster after unexpected interruptions caused by severe weather.”

Mr McIntyre thanked local residents for their patience and support during the upgrade.

This project is part of a five-year capital expenditure program being undertaken by Energex to upgrade the South East Queensland electricity network.

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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