A lightning strike associated with storm activity near Port Lincoln has caused a loss of transmission supply to the Lower Eyre Peninsula.
ElectraNet’s transmission network supplies bulk high-voltage power to SA Power Networks’ distribution network.
SA Power Networks advises that as a result of the loss of transmission supply from ElectraNet’s network, approximately 9000 of their customers on the Lower Eyre Peninsula are without power.
Back-up diesel generators located at Port Lincoln were not immediately able to be started remotely and as a result local crews have been dispatched to manually start them.
Further updates on restoration time will be provided when available.
Further information about distribution outages is available from SA Power Networks through the ‘Current Interruptions’ section of their website, www.sapowernetworks.com.au, or by calling 13 13 66.
Name: Joshua Zugajev
Telephone: +61 8 8404 7436
ElectraNet provides energy and infrastructure solutions across Australia. We own and operate over $2.5 billion of electricity transmission assets that transport electricity over long distances and to remote areas. A critical part of the electricity supply chain, ElectraNet’s transmission network delivers safe and reliable electricity supply. Our transmission costs make-up less than 10% of end-user electricity prices.