Western Power will be conducting essential maintenance on the Albany substation on 12 July, 2016 that will require the facility to be de-energised.
The planned outage will commence at 2am on Tuesday morning with work taking 90 minutes to complete allowing power to be restored by approx. 3.30am.
This de-energisation will have an impact on around 20,000 customers in the Albany/Denmark region and will include the towns of Walpole, Denmark, Albany, Jerramungup and Bremer Bay.
The work required is to repair a set metering and switching devices that allow electricity loads to be shifted within the substation so crews can work safely.
The work being done does not directly affect power supply but does create a safety issue for Western Power crews to safely access the substation during any future work.
The work that is required cannot be conducted in live conditions so power has to be cut to the substation so crews can work safely.
Western Power is working with the communities and the shires of Albany and Denmark minimise the impact that the outage will have on customers and keep them informed.
These works carry no risk to the community but are essential to ensure the safety of our crews working in the substation and the normal functionality of the network.