Benalla REFCL

Benalla and Violet Town

We recently installed a Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) at the Benalla zone substation to protect the community from bushfires. For more information on this leading-edge, bushfire reduction technology, see Rapid Earth Fault Current LimitersTo see how our Benalla REFCL was built, watch our time-lapse video

REFCL testing – 14 August to 8 September

We’ll be testing the Benalla REFCL as part of final commissioning of the site to make sure it’s fit for purpose and working as it should.

Testing will occur on weekdays, from Monday 14 August to Friday 8 September 2023, between 8am and 5pm. 

There is potential for power supply interruptions during testing. Our crew will be on standby to get the power back on as soon as possible if this happens. 

We have sent SMS updates to customers. If you didn’t get an SMS from us, make sure your electricity retailer (the company you pay your power bills to) has your current mobile number. They’ll pass it onto us and we’ll start sending you updates.

Life support customers should be ready to activate their emergency plan during the testing period. Please call our life support priority line on 1800 818 832 anytime if you have any questions. 

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