Empire Bay power upgrade

Ausgrid is upgrading the electricity network serving homes and businesses in Empire Bay, Saratoga, Bensville and surrounding areas. The upgrade is required to provide a more reliable power supply and extra capacity to meet the growing needs of the peninsula area.

The upgrade includes: 

  • a new substation at 276-304 Empire Bay Drive in Empire Bay   Find out more 
  • a 66,000 volt line to supply power to the Empire Bay substation from Avoca   Find out more 
  • new 66,000 volt underground cables to bring power to the Empire Bay substation from Woy Woy   Find out more

The upgrade is due to be completed to allow the new substation to be operational in mid 2013.