UQ Long Pocket site electrical works

23 Jul 2018

There are electrical works underway at the Long Pocket site to allow for the installation of a new electrical distribution system which replaces existing old Energex infrastructure.


  • Start: Monday 23 July 2018
  • Finish: Thursday 31 October 2019

Affected Areas:

  • At various times there will be scheduled power outages to allow for the transfer of power from the old system to the new electrical distribution system.
  • Due to the sensitivity of the landscaping on site significant sections of the underground connections were made using boring machines. Installation of underground connections is now complete and use of the underground boring technique reduced the disruption to landscapes and operations of the site.

Work Details:

The new system replaces existing old Energex infrastructure on site. Key features are:

  • All overhead cabling will be replaced by underground cabling
  • All electrical systems will be transferred from Energex to UQ
  • New substations are being built to provide reliability and capacity for the site
  • New Transformer Substations are located at Elkhorn (1024), Foxtail (1018) and Banksia (1019)
  • A “ring system” linking the substations is being installed providing two means of supply to each substation.
  • A new intake substation is located adjacent the Caretaker Building
  • An additional connection point to the Energex network is being provided to provide enhanced reliability of supply
  • Three low voltage metering points will be replaced by one high voltage metering point aggregating the site load and providing enhanced opportunities for energy initiatives.


Adrian Mengede, Senior Electrical Engineer

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.