ESSENTIAL Energy will be starting major upgrade works to the main 66,000 volt power line between Lismore and Woodburn this month.
This new project will involve live line crews from across the Far North Coast upgrading and replacing electrical components along the network.
Regional manager North Coast, Brendon Neyland, said Essential Energy had considered the impact planned work would have on customers, with this project being broken into two parts, minimising the inconvenience from planned outages.
"Over the coming weeks crews will replace more than 52 electrical components between Lismore and Woodburn, strengthening the network to improve reliability for customers in the Woodburn, Coraki and Evans Head areas," he said.
"Work will be carried out by specialised crews and equipment that work on energised lines, with remaining upgrade work being completed during a planned outage after the January school holidays.
"Thanks to the live line work customers in the area will only experience one planned outage rather than four, which is a better outcome for everyone."
Customers and land owners can expect to see crews and plant equipment between Woodburn and Lismore over the next six weeks, weather permitting.
For further information on this project please contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 or visit www.essentialenergy.com.au