Hughenden Electricity SupplyPrint Page
|Address:||12 McLaren Street, Hughenden, 4821|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.851344|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
A partner in progress
The Minister for Mines, Energy & Police the Hon. R. E. Camm, M.L.A. unveiled this plaque on Thursday 27th April, 1978 to mark the official commissioning of the 66kV interconnector with the coast.
The plaque also commemorates 50 years progress in the electricity supply industry in Hughenden. The concrete slab was part of the bse of one of the original wood-burning gas producers in the first Hughenden power station, buitl in 1927. The present station, built in 1963, went on standby in April 1978 when the mid-western supplyy network was connected to the Queensland State Grid.
The North Queensland Electricity Board
F. Born Chairman
E. D. Murray State Electricity Commissioner
D. H. Pearse General Manager