We have always had regular power outages. We usually cope. But lately it’s kinda getting out of control. Back in 2013 we had bushfires and lost power for a couple of weeks. To get expected, the fire burnt out lots of power poles. When they were replaced, concrete poles were put up instead, longer lasting then wooden ones. But they didn’t do it for the entire length of power poles, ran out of money I guess. Thus year, we lost power for 4 days at the start of June then another 3 1/2 days early July. This was due to extreme wind blowing trees down and taking out poles and lines. I bet they’re wishing they spent the extra money to do all concrete poles, I know I sure am :(

Posted anonymously, 16th August 2016

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  • Must be such a bother and pain.


  • We do get cheques in the mail, $80 for every 24 hours without power. Most people have said they would prefer this payout money was kept and put toward maintaining the lines so power outages are lessened. Clearing big trees that are close to lines would be a start


  • Makes it very difficult to be without power. I hope they compensate you and other households/businesses for loss of service.


  • It must be so frustrating, in particular at winter time. Yes, installing all concrete poles would have been a better choice!


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