Electricity network provider, Transgrid has thrown its support behind Moama Lights in its first year as major Platinum Partner of the event.
Transgrid operates and manages the high voltage electricity transmission network in NSW and the ACT, connecting generators, distributors and major end users.
They have recently been engaging with communities in the region as work commences on the EnergyConnect project. Transgrid is building the majority of a new 900km electricity transmission line which will run from Robertstown in South Australia to Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, with an additional connection to Red Cliffs in Victoria.
The interconnector will enable the sharing of energy between South Australia and Victoria and support the integration of renewables in the near future.
Transgrid’s presence and engagement in the local community has grown over the past few years due to the lines’ proximity to some western areas of Council.
Acting Mayor, Frank Crawley said the partnership is timely and fitting.
“Transgrid’s people pride themselves on putting local communities at the centre of their planning, thinking and service delivery for all of their major transmission projects.”
“In partnering with Moama Lights, Transgrid is supporting a longer-term connection with our local region and its people and contributing to the ongoing growth of the local tourism sector.”
“Together, we aim to stage an iconic event that generates significant economic benefits and increased destination awareness; so we are pleased to have them on board.”
Transgrid and Murray River Council will be lighting up Moama from 31 July-21 August Horseshoe Lagoon.
Tickets are now on sale and are available at moamalights.com.au