Western Power has completed a $3 million package of work in the Shires of Pingelly and Cuballing to improve power reliability and the safety of the network.
The work was completed over two stages this year, with the final stage finished in early December.
Western Power Executive Manager of Asset Operations Zane Christmas said the work was aimed at upgrading network assets to maintain a high level of network safety and reliability while improving resilience to climate change and resulting major weather events.
“We’re committed to improving reliability of power for regional communities like those in Pingelly and Cuballing,” Mr Christmas said.
The package of work by Western Power crews included the replacement of 230 poles, 27km of overhead lines, along with other maintenance activities.
“Throughout these works, we communicated with the community and stakeholders, including the Shires of Cuballing and Pingelly, and we would like to thank everyone for their patience while our crews worked as safely and efficiently as possible,” he said.
“We expect these upgrades to bring long-term improvements to power supply to the town,” he said.