Continuity of electrical Supply for Brisbane, Western Suburbs and South East Queensland
If you live, work and play in Queensland, you will be familiar with the weather and its effects on power, especially during summer. In recent years flooding has been a major issue and Brisbane as well as Ipswich has suffered with blackouts.
Energex is continuing flood proof electricity infrastructure in South East Queensland with $1.7 million taking place in Ipswich.
Russell Cross said over the coming weeks power switching equipment would be placed at strategic points above the 2011 flood lines.
Energex Asset Manager for the western areas says this “will allow Energex to remotely switch electricity to both homes and businesses in the flooded area on and off causing minimal impact to customers above the flood line,”
“Ensuring power is returned to customers sooner after a flood waters recede.
“Energex is committed to supplying the Ipswich area’s homes and businesses with a safe and reliable electricity supply and these upgrades will ensure the region’s power network is as safe as possible – particularly during disasters.”
Mr Cross said works would be taking place at 24 sites across the Ipswich City Council region and were expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.
Energex’s capital works program aims to improve and reinforce electricity supplies across South East Queensland, especially to meet peak electricity demand periods, and to support the increased use of residential solar power and lifestyle enhancing appliances, such asair-conditioners and flat screen televisions.
If you are still concerned about your electricity reliability, Here are 3 alternative measures you can take to solve the problem of electrical outage exposure
- Additional utility line.
Have a second supply ideally from a different source, primarily a solution for larger companies
- Install an Uninterruptible Power Supply
Throughout Queensland and Brisbane UPS power supplies are critical for saving your data and sensitive electrical equipment. They not only use battery back up to keep servers powered, as well as call centres and emergency support offices whilst generators start on mains fail, but also protect these essential devices by filtering out power sags and surges. For more information and specific advice on UPS battery back up contact http://protectyourpower.com.au
- Emergency generator
Generally an easier alternative than getting an additional utility line and usually used with a UPS to prevent loss of power whilst generator starts.