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AUSNET provides update as more than 1000 still without power

Tom Elliott
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There are still around 1250 AUSNET customers without power, more than seven days after wild storms lashed part of the state.

But it’s hoped that number will go down to 500 by Saturday morning.

Executive General Manager Network Management at AusNet Services Steven Neave said the severe and wide-spread nature of the storm has made it restoring power difficult.

“Unfortunately we can have a crew working all day restoring power, and it’s only restoring power to a handful of customers,” he said.

Mr Neave added there was “prioritisation process” that put vulnerable customers to the front of the queue.

“That’s our normal process … which is about getting the most amount of people back on as quickly as we can,” he said.

“In addition to that some of our more vulnerable customers, such as those that are dependent on energy, some of our dairy-farming community, there’s a priortisation process around that.”

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