26 September 2023

Utility powers going up in regional areas

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Horizon Power has announced an Aboriginal Community Embedded Networks project, upgrading and standardising the electricity supply and electrical infrastructure for 13 regional Aboriginal communities.

The project is part of the WA Recovery Plan, ensuring every Western Australian has access to a safe, modern and reliable power network.

Work has been completed in Bell Springs and Munthamar in the Kimberley region, with Horizon Power responsible for the continuing supply of electricity and maintenance of the electrical infrastructure.

This means customers in these communities will now be able to call the Horizon Power contact centre in Broome for any network supply issues.

Horizon Power said it had also installed 53 kilowatt LED streetlights in each community.

“These lights will significantly improve night-time visibility, making the communities safer for road users and pedestrians,” the utility said.

Minister for Energy, Bill Johnston said the Aboriginal Community Embedded Networks project ensured that those living in regional communities received the same utility-grade standard service as everyone else in Western Australia.

“This is just one of many projects being delivered as part of the WA Recovery Plan, which aims to create jobs, invest in our regions and help build a cleaner energy future,” Mr Johnston said.

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