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of Pittwater, Australia
The 350 kVa generator supplying power to
homes in the northern part of Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay and Towlers Bay
interrupted yesterday afternoon due to a fault with the unit.
Although generator technicians worked until midnight to resolve the
the fault can not be repaired on site and the generator must be taken
Ausgrid is working
to bring a replacement
generator to Elvina Bay to restore supply today. The generator
crane must be delivered at high tide this afternoon and will be
to the substation in Elvina Bay.
When power is
restored to a home or
business, the initial electrical load from pumps, hot water heaters and
other large appliances is typically large. Generators are not
able to safely handle a large number of significant loads at the same
This means Ausgrid will progressively restore power to each home
once the generator has been brought to site and safely connected to the
substation. Unfortunately, this work is expected to take most of today
and some homes may not have power until later tonight.
for the inconvenience
Repairs to the 11,000 Volt cable
from Church Point to Elvina Bay
Ausgrid has been
investigating the length
of the damaged submarine cable that needs to be replaced as part of
work to restore permanent supply to the area.
submarine cable was delivered
to site yesterday and today crews are planning to bring it to the barge
near existing boat moorings.
Water users are
reminded to always be
aware of submarine cables when they drop anchor. Signs indicate the
of these critical cables.
Ausgrid Media Unit