AusNet power outage statement - 8pm Thursday, 15 February 2024

104,000 AusNet customers are still without power following the catastrophic storms that swept across the state yesterday and overnight.

We have had around 400 people in the field and 2 helicopters working today and through the night patrolling the 8,000 kilometres of lines that have been impacted, responding to over 400 faults.

We are prioritising restoration to the backbone of our network that will restore power to the most amount of customers at a time.

We anticipate 48,000 customers will have their power back on by 6pm tomorrow and 50,000 customers by 6pm Saturday. There are a small number of customers that have yet to have the impact of the damage assessed. A small number of customers could still be without power into next week. Customers will receive SMS messages this evening advising of their restoration times, and we will continue to advise customers via social media and directly via text message.

AusNet apologises for the impact that this is having on our customers without power.

If you’re in immediate danger, call 000. For emergency services, call the SES on 13 25 00.