Customers in Halls Creek are being asked to reduce their electricity use where possible to help ease pressure on power supplies.
Flooding in the Kimberley, including Warmun, has closed many roads in the region, limiting transportation of fuel used to produce power for the Halls Creek community.
Horizon Power is implementing a contingency plan to deliver additional fuel supplies to the area.
Restrictions are not being imposed but residents in Halls Creek are asked to take voluntary measures to reduce electricity use. Some simple steps that can be taken are:
- Set the temperature of air conditioners to 26 degrees;
- Limit the use of all electrical appliances;
- Consider turning off second fridges;
- Turn appliances off at the power point rather than leaving them in standby mode; and
- Turn off any unnecessary lights.
In Warmun, Horizon Power continues to work to restore power supplies after flood waters damaged the electricity network.
Additional line crews and electrical contractors have been mobilised to minimise the power disruption and reconnect properties as quickly as possible.
For the safety of the community, all properties are being inspected prior to reconnection. Any property that has been inundated with flood water or does not comply with WA Electrical Requirements cannot be reconnected until faults are rectified, the property is inspected by a qualified electrical contractor and an authorised electricity safety test sheet is issued.
Contact Reference: Lana Noak - Phone: 1800 799 745