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SA Power Networks With Some Straight Shooting Advice – You’ve Asked – We’ve Answered.

We’ve seen some chatter suggesting today’s power outages are due to solar and wind energy. Let’s clear the air!

Youve Asked Weve Answered
Youve Asked Weve Answered

It’s not where our power comes from that’s causing outages – whether it’s from the sun, wind, or fossil fuels. It’s what’s happening outside our windows that matters. Think fallen trees on power lines or lightning zapping the network – your power will go out whatever the source!

During bushfire risk conditions, like we have today, equipment is set to immediately disconnect supply in response to a fault to minimise a potential fire start. In normal conditions or even storm conditions these settings are less sensitive and less likely to result in power outages.

The bottom-line is don’t blame renewables for the flickering lights. Blame the weather. Knowing how to be prepared can help reduce the effects on you, your family, home and business.

  • Anyone relying on powered medical equipment, must ensure you have a back-up plan in place
  • Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured
  • Have a battery-powered radio and monitor your local ABC radio station to keep up with the latest weather conditions and emergency warnings
  • Stock up on batteries for torches, radios and other equipment
  • Keep mobile phones and other devices charged, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and X so that we can keep you updated

For more advice: sapowernetworks.co/storm-preparedness

Many thanks to the Eudunda South Australian Country Fire Service for spotting this one.
The above is a straight copy from the SA Power Networks Facebook post.

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