What’s happening in my area?

Information on some major projects we are undertaking in our network area

Victoria introduced High Voltage Aerial Bundled Cables, which is a heavy duty insulated cable designed to reduce the risk of bushfires being caused by vegetation coming into contact with open cables in heavily vegetated areas, in the late 1980s. This cable has reached the end of its life so has been replaced with a more modern, metallic screened cable.The HV ABC replacement program is now complete.

Year Electricity Supply Zone Residential areas HV ABC length (km)
2015 Dromana Red Hill 4.6
2016 Dromana Dromana, Red Hill, Arthurs Seat, Merricks North 12.5
Doncaster Doncaster, Templestowe 0.4
Frankston South Frankston, Langwarrin 0.2
Hastings Hastings 0.6
Mornington Moorooduc, Red Hill, Merricks North 4.6
Rosebud Main Ridge 7.5
2017 Dromana Red Hill 14.8
Doncaster Templestowe 0.4
Frankston South Baxter 0.2
Hastings Tyabb, Somerville, Bittern, Pearcedale 3.8
Keysborough Keysborough 0.1
Mornington Merricks North, Moorooduc 4.5
Sorrento Sorrento 0.1

Summer Saver is an innovative program which helps share electricity in your community for a few hours, on a few really hot days over summer. By reducing or shifting when you use electricity, Summer Savers not only earn cash back, but also reduce stress on the grid – it’s called demand response.

During summer, many people are using air conditioning, pool pumps, and other appliances placing short, intense periods of pressure on the electricity grid. From 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019, you can partner with United Energy to reduce electricity demand in your home on Event days for around 3 hours.

We’ll pay you every time you participate in an Event for the full 3 hours and you’ll go in to the draw to win a $1,000 RACV resorts voucher. For more information or to see if you qualify, please visit unitedenergy.com.au/summersaver.

The United Energy Summer Saver Program is a voluntary demand response program where you can earn cash for reducing your electricity consumption when asked to do so by the Network.