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).

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.