Western Power will be undertaking a $4.6 million upgrade to network infrastructure in the Perenjori townsite with work set to begin in the coming weeks.
The comprehensive upgrades will be undertaken by WA based company, Powerlines Plus, on behalf of Western Power and will further contribute to the improvement of power quality and reliability within Perenjori townsite.
Executive Manager of Asset Operations, Zane Christmas, said the upgrade will improve and modernise the town’s electricity network.
“These works will revitalise the visual appeal of Fowler Street with new street lighting while reducing power use from lighting and improving the reliability of power to the Perenjori Roadhouse,” Mr Christmas said.
“Upgrading the aging electricity infrastructure in the Perenjori town centre will improve power quality and reliability for homes and businesses,” he said.
The planned works include:
- undergrounding of the powerlines along Fowler Street
- upgrading the town’s overhead powerlines and poles
- installing decorative streetlight poles along the southern side of Fowler Street
- installing new LED streetlights throughout the town
- extending the microgrid to the Perenjori Roadhouse
- installing advanced meters to replace residents existing meters
Western Power is working closely with the Shire of Perenjori to coordinate the work in stages to minimise disruptions to residents, businesses and visitors to the town.
“Extending the microgrid to the Perenjori Roadhouse will provide assurance to the community that they will have continued access to essential products and services in the event of an outage.”
The project will be delivered and funded by Western Power with a contribution from the Shire of Perenjori for customer service connections to the underground.