TransGrid’s Powering Sydney’s Future project will be one the first major infrastructure projects to be assessed under the NSW Government’s fast track process.
Transgrid Executive Manager, Works Delivery, Michael Gatt, said the state government’s support for the project would ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply for more than 500,000 people living and working in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas.
“TransGrid is providing security of supply to power the nation’s largest economy now and into the future,” Mr Gatt said.
“Sydney’s peak electricity demand has escalated since 2014, and is expected to continue to grow and TransGrid will meet that need with Powering Sydney’s Future.”
The project, approved by the Australian Energy Regulator, will provide 140 jobs. TransGrid will install a new 20km 330kV underground circuit from Potts Hill to Alexandria, and upgrade substations at Potts Hill, Alexandria and Picnic Point.
Preliminary works have been underway since March 2020, with construction due to commence in July.