Storms cause electricity supply disruption across Victoria
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December 20, 2017 - 7:54 AM
Victoria’s electricity distribution businesses and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) advise that due to storm activity, electricity supply interruptions have occurred across Victoria.
LATEST UPDATE – 7AM, 20 December
Due to the great work, in particular by Powercor and Ausnet distribution network crews, the number of consumers off supply has dropped to approximately 25,000 across the state as at 7AM this morning. Crews are continuing to work hard to further reduce that number. Bendigo, Shepparton and Mildura are the predominant areas remaining affected.
For all electricity safety matters, please visit the Energy Safe Victoria website.
9PM, 19 December
As at 9pm, approximately 100,000 Victorian electricity consumers are affected by power outages as a result of these supply disruptions.
The major areas affected are northern and north-eastern Victoria, in particular the Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura, Benalla and Cranbourne regions. Crews are working around the clock to reduce these numbers as soon as safely possible.
AEMO, as the national power system operator, will continue to provide media with a state-wide overview of the situation on behalf of the Victorian electricity supply industry, until conditions improve.
Media inquiries regarding specific power outages or areas affected should be directed to the appropriate electricity distribution business listed below.
Electricity safety matters should be directed to Energy Safe Victoria.
For a PDF version of this media release, please click here.
For state-wide media enquiries, please contact:
AEMO media enquiries: 0409 382 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For region or area-specific media enquiries, please contact:
AusNet Services (Outer east and outer northern Melbourne, eastern and north-eastern Victoria)
03 9483 0989
03 9683 4342
Jemena (North-west Melbourne)
1300 331 239
For electricity safety-related media enquiries, please contact:
Energy Safe Victoria
03 9203 9744