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Manjimup substation planned outage

Western Power will be conducting essential planned works on the Manjimup substation, starting at 11pm on Monday 22 August 2016 and lasting approximately five hours.

To ensure our crews can work safely we will de-energise the substation, and anticipate power will be restored by approx. 4.30am on the Tuesday 23 August. There is no risk to the community from these works. Around 2,300 customers in the town of Manjimup and surrounding area should plan accordingly for the five hour outage.

The work will test a pair of metering and switching devices that allow electricity loads to be shifted within the substation. Western Power will be able to utilise the network’s capacity to backfeed customers in the Pemberton area from the Bridgetown substation.

Customers in the town of Pemberton will have power supplied by an Emergency Response Generator but will experience a 15 minute outage between 3.30am and 4.30am on Tuesday morning, as they are switched back to the Manjimup substation network following completion of the work.

Western Power is working with the communities and local Shires in the area to reduce the impact the outage will have on customers and keep them informed.

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