Electricity network maintenance scheduled for December 18th

06th Dec 2022

Essential Energy will soon complete crucial maintenance on the high voltage electricity network which supplies power to Guyra town, Ben Lomond, Llangothlin, Black Mountain, and the surrounding areas.
Operations Manager Ranges, Paul McWilliam, said the work will minimise the risk of equipment failure and unplanned power outages for customers and help to ensure the electricity network remains safe and reliable for the community   The work involves repairs to a high voltage power pole.
To enable Essential Energy crews to complete the work safely, a planned power outage has been scheduled for Sunday, 18 December 2022 from 9.00am until 3.00pm.  The planned outage will affect most homes and businesses in Guyra, Black Mountain, Longford, Baldersleigh, Ben Lomond and the surrounding areas and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Significant planning has been undertaken to minimise the inconvenience of the outage, particularly given the proximity to Christmas.
“Given the planned outage will affect a large number of homes and businesses, on this occasion we’ve been able to schedule the works for a Sunday to reduce the overall inconvenience of the works on the affected communities and we are bringing in crews from nearby Armidale to help complete the work as quickly and safely as possible,” Paul said.
“We appreciate that planned power outages may cause inconvenience for some customers, but they are necessary to ensure a safe and reliable power network for the community,” Paul said.
The scheduled works are reliant on suitable weather conditions and may be postponed if the conditions are unfavourable or any unforeseen circumstances arise.