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Blyth West Substation

Locality
Blyth, SA
Asset Owner
ElectraNet
Voltage / Function
275kV Wind Farm Connection Substation
Project Type
Design and Construct

Project Summary

Blyth West substation is located near the Blyth township in South Australia and connected to the Snowtown Wind Farm (Stage 2) via a 275kV mono-pole overhead line.

The Blythe West substation was constructed as a three circuit breaker mesh bus arrangement allowing for a future upgrade to a full breaker and a half configuration over two diameters with relative ease.

The Blythe West substation construction involved:

  • The full design, procurement and construction of the 275kV network connection
  • The installation of 5kms of OPGW on the existing 275kV Pi Structured Para-Bungama overhead line which required structural upgrades to the affected Pi structures and the design and installation of a 275kV insulated lattice turn-in tower.