A lightning strike associated with storm activity on the Eyre Peninsula near Port Lincoln caused a loss of transmission supply to the Lower Eyre Peninsula at around 3.40pm today.
ElectraNet’s transmission network supplies bulk high-voltage power to SA Power Networks’ distribution network.
SA Power Networks advised that as a result of the loss of transmission supply from ElectraNet’s network, over 18,000 of their customers across the Peninsula were without power.
Back-up turbine generators located at Port Lincoln were switched on, and crews have been able to identify the fault.
ElectraNet understands the impact and inconvenience on people’s lives. Our crews are working tirelessly in current weather conditions to restore power supply as soon as safely practicable.
At this time, transmission supply may not be restored till tomorrow. Further updates on the restoration time will be provided when available.
More 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: Sharon Lam
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.