Transmisson tower from sky view


ElectraNet has been working to restore normal operation of the transmission network, since a severe weather event caused a state-wide black out yesterday afternoon.

Power was restored to the CBD and most of the Adelaide metro area last night, and it will continue to be progressively restored throughout, as it is safe to do so. SA Power Networks is also continuing to restore power to homes and businesses.

Works will commence this morning, to assess the full extent of the damage to the network with first light. However, extreme weather with gale-force winds, are forecasted to continue and it may delay restoration efforts or cause further damage.

The storm has caused significant damage to the transmission network. It is likely that areas north and east of Port Pirie, and the Eyre Peninsula, will be without power overnight.

Current information indicates that three out of the four transmission lines moving power between Adelaide and the north of South Australia, and 23 towers across the network have been damaged. We will continue to work hard to restore transmission supply as soon as safely practicable, so that SA Power Networks can progressively restore supply to their customers.

Public access roads with damaged infrastructure are in the process of being secured by emergency services crews, but anyone in the surrounding areas should stay well clear of them. If you see any damaged powerlines or fallen infrastructure, please report them to ElectraNet on 08 8404 7966.

Further updates will be provided throughout the day, as they become available.


Media contact: +61 8 8404 7436

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