Power outage to work on line
ABOUT 90 Ergon staff from Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, South Burnett, Toowoomba, Biloela, Monto, Dalby and Chinchilla will help Gayndah and Mundubbera crews carry out floodproofing work on powerlines.
A key river crossing on Ergon Energy’s main 66,000-volt powerline between the Gayndah and Mundubbera substations will be flood-proofed on Sunday as part of a major program of works.
Fraser/Burnett lines manager Craig Harris said new taller concrete poles and conductors would replace the existing structure, about 2km south of Mundubbera.
“This work will provide safe clearance from any foreseeable future floods and provide ongoing reliability of supply for customers in the North Burnett,” Mr Harris said.
Mr Harris said most of the construction work for the new crossing had been completed, but a power supply interruption was required from 9am–3pm on Sunday so crews could safely connect, test and energise the new section.
Generators will maintain supply to some of the town areas of Mundubbera and Eidsvold. Affected residents have been notified by mail.
Expect some disruption to the electricity supply.