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Another day, another power outage in Melbourne’s outer-east

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In what seems to be an almost daily occurrence, residents in Melbourne’s outer-east again went without power overnight.

Almost 1600 Ausnet customers in Knoxfield and Scoresby were without power for about eight hours, from 12.30am-8.30am.

It comes after 24,000-odd customers in the same area had their power drop out the night before.

Sarah Ward, spokesperson for Ausnet told Neil Mitchell customers are only able to apply for compensation if they are without power for more than 10 hours.

“There’s a well-developed system for compensation, over the course of a year it starts at about 10 hours and it goes upwards from there,” Sarah said.

“If people have experienced multiple outages they can contact us.”

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Sarah said Ausnet didn’t know what caused the faults but didn’t believe the two were related.

It comes after almost 7000 Victorian homes were left without power last Wednesday and 41,000 homes were without power on January 28, with some residents enduring a 15-hour blackout.

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