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

HV ABC replacement program

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 Program

Become a Summer Saver and you can play a significant role in the operations of the electricity grid. 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 the summer, many people are using air conditioning, pool pumps, and other appliances placing short, intense periods of pressure on the electricity grid. The United Energy Summer Saver Program pays you to reduce your electricity during the busiest periods to help ensure that the grid operates smoothly.

In exchange for your reduction in electricity demand, you will receive compensation based on the amount of electricity you reduce as well as  valuable insights into how and when you use electricity.

Register today for your chance to win $5000.00 towards a rooftop solar installation.

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.