What’s happening in my area?

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

The cost to build and maintain the electricity network that powers the homes and business of our customers are included in their electricity bill as a network change so we are dedicated to ensuring a reliable electricity supply while keeping our costs as low as possible. In order to do this, we build our network to meet the energy demands our customers usually have.

For a few days each year, however, demand shoots up to unusually high levels. This usually occur in summer when we experience a few days in a row of  temperatures over 35 degrees and many people turn on their air-conditioners and other appliances, placing enormous strain on the electricity network.

Summer Saver rewards our customers for helping us to manage this sharp spike in demand and keep the lights (and air conditioners) on but without having to build additional infrastructure which will push up customer’s electricity bills (T&Cs apply).

For more information, please visit unitedenergy.com.au/summersaver.