Western Power has completed upgrades to the distribution feeder supplied by its Henley Brook substation as part of a $10.4 million network capacity investment.
The new 5.7km cable installation follows network reinforcement works completed towards the end of 2022 in Byford, Yanchep, Waikiki, and Mandurah.
The Henley Brook substation is an important network asset, supplying power to more than 18,700 homes and businesses in the City of Swan.
Western Power Asset Operations Executive Manager Zane Christmas said the project mitigates potential feeder issues caused by current and future customer demand.
“Aimed at improving reliability, this substation upgrade will enable us to better manage the network from the ongoing impacts of climate change and the resulting extreme weather events,” Mr Christmas said.
“It also provides increased capacity to accommodate future power connections as this part of the metropolitan area continues to grow.”
While 100 per cent reliability is not possible, Western Power aims to minimise unplanned outages to maintain its 99.91 per cent reliability record.
The Henley Brook substation distribution feeder upgrade is one of many Western Power projects aimed at the continuous improvement in the reliability of the network.