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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

February 5, 2015

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Ausgrid Update.

Emergency crews are progressively restoring the power supply to homes on the western foreshore of Pittwater, via mobile generators, which were delivered to site yesterday.

To connect these generators safely, crews must inspect the meter board for each property. Unfortunately this is very time consuming process.

This morning crews are focussing on connecting homes at Lovett Bay and Morning Bay. It is expected the two generators in these locations will both be powered up late this afternoon.

Yesterday afternoon two mobile generators around Elvina Bay were switched on. Unfortunately one of those generators, which supplied about 70 homes, had some mechanical issues and needs to be replaced.

Crews are arranging a replacement generator but it as yet unsure when it will arrive.

To help get the power safely and quickly we ask residents to be mindful of their electricity use. High electrical loads make it difficult to safely power of up the generators.

Avoid using air conditioning and switch off all non-essential appliances like second fridges or freezers and pool pumps, to help ensure the generator can be powered up and maintain the power supply.

Ausgrid apologises to residents for the time it is taking to restore their supply. Access is difficult and making sure the work is done safely, for both staff and the community is our first priority.

Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach