A $3.1 million upgrade to Kenmore’s Energex substation will help secure power supply in the region and will benefit nearly 10,000 local homes and businesses. 

The project will involve installation of new electricity switching equipment at the Mirbelia Street facility, and associated electrical work. These upgrades will be handy during storms and other emergency power outages.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the upgrades would improve reliability and help accommodate local growth in Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Brookfield, Chapel Hill and parts of Fig Tree Pocket.

“The upgrades will secure the substation’s capacity while at the same time vastly improve the technical capabilities of the substation allowing Energex technicians to switch power around the local network much faster,” Dr Lynham said.

Dr Lynham added the upgrades are designed to cater for the current and future electrical needs of the area. These western suburbs have experienced steady growth over many years.

“A safe and reliable electricity network is essential for the western suburbs and surrounds to provide a safe and reliable power supply to homes, and to support growth for local businesses,” he said.

The $3.1 million investment, which is in the Palaszczuk Government’s 2019-20 State Budget, is part of the Queensland government’s investment in infrastructure to support current and future growth in the community. 

The substation upgrade and associated changes to the electricity network are expected to be completed in December 2019.