Ausgrid is upgrading the network supplying electricity to homes and businesses in Engadine, Heathcote and parts of Waterfall, Yarrawarrah and Woronora Heights.
The upgrade involves replacing the existing substation, located on the corner of the Princes Highway and Cooper Street, with a modern substation that has been constructed on adjoining land. New 132,000 volt cables have been laid to supply power to the new substation.
Engadine substation project
The new 'zone' substation was commissioned in late 2015 and the supply to the local area will now be progressively transferred over from the old substation. It is expected that this work to transfer supply to the new substation will be completed by June 2016.
Ausgrid will then switch off the old substation and disconnect it from the electricity network. The final stage to complete the project will include removing equipment from the old substation site and completion of remaining fencing and landscaping. It is planned that these works will be completed by the end of 2016.
Engadine cable project
New underground 132,000 Volt cables have been installed within local roads to supply power to the new substation. These new underground cables are connected to existing overhead transmission lines that pass through the west of Engadine via new poles erected next to the electricity towers located in Ferntree Road Reserve and on land off Peppermint Grove.