07 April 2015

Powerline Replacement Program - Stage 6 Now Open

Attention Private Powerline Owners in Alpine 
and Moorabool Shires.

The Powerline Replacement Fund have sent letters to all 'known' Private Overhead Electric Line (POEL) owners in the Alpine and Moorabool Shires as part of Stage 6 of the program that opened on April 1st 2015. 

Letters should be received from April 7 onwards.  The letters include and invitation to apply for government funding to replace existing bare Powerlines on private properties.  


If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, but have not received an invitation to apply in the mail this week, please contact the Program Manager,  Powerline Replacement Fund via email at prf.information@dsdbi.vic.gov.au or telephone on (03) 90921872.   

You can also contact Epping Electrical anytime on 0431 232 796 or toll free 1300 232 796 to answer all your questions relating to the Replacement Program.  If we don't know the answer, we will find the answer for you.

Epping Electrical are experienced POEL Replacement Specialists, we will soon be in both the Alpine and Moorabool areas preparing POEL quotations for owners,  if you prefer to meet us directly to discuss your situation, you can contact us on email via geoff@eppingelectrical.com or call us on 0431 232 796 to book a free consultation and quotation.     

For more information relating to the Program see these previous blogs.
Powerline Bushfire Safety Program - March 2014
Powerline Replacement Fund Update 2015 - March 2015











20 March 2015

Powerline Replacement Program - 2015 Update


Powerline Replacement Program - 2015 Update

In 2011 the Victorian Government announced a $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety program (PBSP). The 10-year program will deliver on recommendations (27 and 32) of the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and aims to reduce the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets without causing significant impact on electricity supply reliability.
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2014 was a great year for Epping Electrical.  We won five Powerline Projects and replaced more than one thousand meters of un-insulated Overhead Powerline.  

All projects were completed on time with all customers very satisfied with our work.  

We have invested significantly again in 2014 to better equip ourselves to undertake more underground cable work including the Powerline Replacement Projects. 



We have replaced our trenching machine to get the job done faster and have designed and built our own Cable Roll Trailer to enable us to carry more than 1.2tons of copper cable required for some of the larger projects.  

The five Powerline Projects completed ranged from a 90 Meter run on level ground to a 410 Meter run on a steep incline and everything in between.  

The team is ready to do it all over again in 2015.  



We have increased our expertise and now are ready to take on more Powerline Replacement Projects in 2015 and beyond.  


This year, the Powerline Replacement Fund will open up another eight local government areas.  These are : - 

  • Alpine and Moorabool in April
  • Cardinia and East Gippsland in May
  • Campaspe, Benalla, Murrindindi and Greater Geelong in June 
















The fund will continue to process applications for areas targeted in 2014, these areas include: - Colac-Otway, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Mount Alexander, Nillumbik, Pyrenees, Surf Coast, Yarra Ranges, Mitchell, Loddon, Ballarat, Greater Geelong, Macedon Ranges, Whittlesea, Indigo and Wellington.  If you are within these areas and have not applied for funding, you need to act quickly to ensure your property is accepted by the fund. 

If you have any questions, you can drop me a line at geoff@eppingelectrical.com or call anytime on 0431 232 796 or 1300 232 796 (toll free).

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Epping Electrical is a registered REC Supplier with the Powerline Replacement Fund.  



If you have Private Overhead Lines on your property and within a bush fire area or know someone who does, funding may be available. 
For more information, go to this website.  

If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria, but have not received an invitation to apply in the mail, please contact the Program Manager, Powerline Replacement Fund at prf.information@dsdbi.vic.gov.au


Call Epping Electrical on 1300 232 796 to arrange a site review.