Ergon power study on way
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.