Existing powerline to be replaced
As part of the Powercor reconductoring program, we will be replacing overhead powerlines which have reached their end of life in Portland. The
overhead powerlines to be replaced in Portland are located on Glenelg Street, Cliff Street, Hurd Street, Otway Street, Browning Street and Dutton Way.
The upgrade, in mid 2021, will replace 7.65 km of existing powerline in and around Portland, in which some sections were installed from as early as 1963 and have now reached the end of its life.
The program includes replacing:
What to expect during construction?
While we complete works there may be times where minor traffic and access impacts to the nearby area. We will work directly with you if you are affected.
We will complete the majority of works with continued power supply, including the use of power generators where possible. However, to assist our Power Line Construction teams complete work safely and efficiently, some customers may have their electricity supply interrupted. Any impacted customers will receive a power outage notification confirming any planned outage dates and duration times.