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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 24 2015

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Ausgrid Update.

The 350 kVa generator supplying power to homes in the northern part of Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay and Towlers Bay was interrupted yesterday afternoon due to a fault with the unit.

Although generator technicians worked until midnight to resolve the issue, the fault can not be repaired on site and the generator must be taken away.

Ausgrid is working to bring a replacement generator to Elvina Bay to restore supply today.  The generator and crane must be delivered at high tide this afternoon and will be connected 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 always able to safely handle a large number of significant loads at the same time.  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.

Ausgrid apologises for the inconvenience caused.

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 preparatory work to restore permanent supply to the area.

Replacement 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 location of these critical cables.

Ausgrid Media Unit

Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach