High-voltage maintenance

IF you have seen energy workers up near high-voltage transmission lines on Gympie's Southside recently, they aren't practicing high-wire trapeze, they are doing maintenance work.

A Powerlink spokesperson said the work was undertaken as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

“Twenty-four staff and contractors have been engaged in work to progressively replace the earth wires on the existing Woolooga to Palmwoods high voltage electricity transmission line,” the spokesperson said.

The earth wires, which are fixed to the top of the transmission line towers, are being replaced to help maintain the ongoing safety and reliability of the transmission network.

Landowners on existing easements along the line have already been formally advised of the works.

Powerlink staff and contractors will be working in varying locations along the transmission line between July and October, weather permitting.

State Government-owned Powerlink's primary role is to provide a reliable network to transport high-voltage electricity from generators to Energex, Ergon Energy and Country Energy's electricity distribution networks.

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