Portland overhead conductor replacement project

  • Project type
    Network project
  • Current stage
  • Project duration
    Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

Powercor will complete an upgrade to Portland’s electricity supply to keep power safe and reliable for the local community.

Existing powerline to be replaced

Project Outcomes

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:

  • 1.2km of powerline along Browning St and Otway St
  • 2.7km of powerline along Dutton Way
  • 2.1km of powerline along Hurd Street
  • 1.4km of powerline along Glenelg Street

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.

Planned outages

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.