Bunbury-Busselton-Margaret River Project Suite
Project update October 2012
Work has been progressing on the Dalyellup Substation and transmission line project, the Picton to Busselton transmission line project and the Busselton Substation works. You can check the projects pages for more details.
Western Power has commenced an investigation into potential non-network solutions that could complement the network solutions. For more information on non-network solutions, please see the demand-management page.
Project suite description
Western Power has identified a need to reinforce the electricity network in the South West coastal area from Bunbury to Busselton and on to Margaret River and is developing a 25 year supply strategy to ensure the ongoing provision of a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity to the region.
At this stage, we are working on developing a set of projects to meet this need which include work at the existing Busselton substation, establishing a zone substation in Dalyellup and establishing another 132 000 volt transmission line from Picton to Busselton. In the longer term, it is expected that a new transmission line from Busselton to Margaret River will also be required.
The current network
Within the area of the network being considered, Western Power currently has zone substations at Picton, Bunbury Harbour, Westralia Sands, Coolup (although further north, is actually fed from Picton), Capel, Busselton and Margaret River.
Why these projects are required
There are a number of drivers for this suite of projects:
- increased electricity demand in the area
- much of the network infrastructure is aged
- need to maintain voltage levels at the Busselton and Margaret River substations
As such, Western Power is developing a future supply strategy to map out the future electricity needs of the Bunbury - Busselton - Margaret River region and is seeking community and stakeholder input.
The individual projects which make up the Bunbury-Busselton-Margaret River project suite are:
- Busselton Substation works
- Dalyellup Substation and transmission line
- Picton-Capel-Busselton 132 000 volt transmission line
- Margaret River transmission reinforcement
Community and stakeholder engagement
If you have any queries or would like to be added to the community contact list for any of these projects, please contact us on:
- Phone: 13 10 87
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org