Power outages expected due to Western Power works

The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise that Western Power’s delivery partner, Logsys will be replacing power poles and approximately 36.5km of conductor in Geraldton resulting in power outages.

Work will commence on Thursday 25 February in Deepdale and will continue through until mid-May, with further work taking place in Woorree, Moonyoonooka, Kojarena, Mullewa, Pindar and Nunierra.

A total of 266 power poles and 36.5km overhead powerlines will be replaced and this section of powerline is the sole provider of electricity to parts of Mullewa and a number of the surrounding localities. As a result any work on these poles can impact the electricity supply.

While most of this work will be done on live lines, Logsys have stated they will need to have 14 outages to complete the necessary work.

As the majority of the work is occurring in Deepdale and Woorree, suburbs next to and in close proximity to the Geraldton substation, this means that the majority of the customers affected which could be 700 – 1100 customers, will receive 13 outages. This will be one full day outage per week on Thursday for 13 weeks.

Due to the high volume of work required, a series of power outages have been planned to take place on the following dates:

For more information you can contact Western Power on 13 10 87 or visit their website www.westernpower.com.au