Power cut to al­most 5000 cus­tomers

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

LO­CAL Er­gon En­ergy crews re­paired a fault on Mon­day that cut power to 4893 cus­tomers in Air­lie Beach and Can­non­vale who lost power just af­ter 8.30am on Mon­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred in Stewart Drive and Er­gon crews man­aged to get power back on to the ma­jor­ity of af­fected cus­tomers by 9.50am af­ter iso­lat­ing the fault and switch­ing from other parts of the net­work.

Area op­er­a­tions man­ager Chester Brodie said one of the main high volt­age lines (66,000 volts) sup­ply­ing the Can­non­vale sub­sta­tion tripped af­ter a cross arm was dam­aged by pole top track­ing and in­su­la­tor leak­age fol­low­ing light rain in the area.

“Once sup­ply was re­stored to cus­tomers we then had to iso­late a sec- tion of the net­work in or­der to carry out re­pairs at the orig­i­nal fault lo­ca­tion safely and ef­fec­tively,” he said.

“This meant that 191 cus­tomers were off line in Beth Court, Jessies Way, Pan­danus Drive, Pi­can­nini Close, Pleas­ant Drive, Shute Har­bour Road and Stewart Drive be­tween 11.25am and 1.37pm while re­pairs were com­pleted.”

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