Ausgrid is upgrading the electricity network serving homes and businesses in Brandy Hill, Seaham, East Seaham, Hinton, Wallalong and Woodville.
The works include the construction of a new substation at 1150 Clarencetown Road, Brandy Hill, and the installation of additional power lines and/or underground cables along local roads. These power lines and cables will connect the new substation to the existing electricity network.
The upgrade is designed to meet the community's increasing electricity requirements and improve the reliability of supply for customers.
Once the new substation is completed, the existing zone substation on Butterwick Road, Wallalong will be retired from service.
Work is due to be completed by 2013.