Er­gon power study on way

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

ER­GON En­ergy ex­pects the first stage of its busi­ness case re­view to in­crease power re­li­a­bil­ity for Greater Moss­man res­i­dents to be com­pleted by the end of the month.

Greater Moss­man res­i­dents fed up with reg­u­lar power out­ages called for a switch from the local 22kV elec­tric­ity dis­tri­bu­tion net­work and er­ratic 66kV Ma­reeba-Moss­man line to be­come con­nected to the 132kV Port Dou­glas feeder sup­ply, which the Er­gon busi­ness re­view will in­ves­ti­gate.

Al­ter­na­tives sug­gested as to how Er­gon could even­tu­ally move the re­gion on to the 132kV feeder sup­ply and put an end to power out­ages in­clude ex­tend­ing ex­ist­ing sub­sta­tions based at Moss­man, ex­tend­ing the 22kV dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem and build­ing a new substation al­to­gether.

Res­i­dents lob­bied the elec­tric­ity gi­ant af­ter be­com­ing tired of power black­outs which ad­versely af­fect­ing homes and busi­nesses.

“We en­cour­age the de­vel­op­ment of a suc­cess­ful busi­ness case sub­mis­sion for the 132kV substation project, and look for­ward to the out­comes of the re­port,” Rocky Point Port Views Es­tate Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Mal­colm McKel­lar said.

Mean­while, Er­gon has com­pleted a pole re­lo­ca­tion near Cooya Beach as well as the Moss­man/Dain­tree feeder rearrangement works.

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