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Leonora power restored – Horizon Power thanks community

Horizon Power has restored power to the 450 Leonora customers who were affected when strong winds and lightning brought down powerlines on Sunday night.

Horizon Power Goldfields Esperance Retail and Community Manager Donna Gibson said Horizon Power crews, together with external contractors, had worked extremely hard to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.

“We would really like to thank the Shire of Leonora for the fantastic support it has provided in ensuring that the community was informed and assisted,” Ms Gibson said.

“Chief Executive Officer Jim Epis and his staff have been extremely helpful in contacting customers and providing valuable advice.

“We would also like to thank our customers for their cooperation and patience over the last few days.”

Power has also been restored to 45 Esperance customers who were affected by stormy weather on Monday night.

Householders who have been impacted by power outages lasting 12 hours or more may be eligible for compensation.

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About Horizon Power

Horizon Power is a Government Trading Enterprise which generates, distributes and retails electricity to more than 48,000 connections in regional and remote Western Australia.

Horizon Power provides electricity services to more than 40 Aboriginal Communities and town reserves.

The utility’s service area is vast – approximately 2.3 million square kilometres – which means Horizon Power services the biggest area with the least amount of customers in the world. For every 50 square kilometres of terrain, there is just one customer.

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