Power reliability during summer
During the summer months, particularly on days when the risk of fires is heightened, some of Western Power’s work practices alter in the interest of public safety.
While keeping the power on is a core focus for our crews, there may be some delays in restoring power after a fault on high fire risk days, particularly in high bushfire risk areas.
On high risk fire days Western Power must visually inspect the length of the powerlines before turning the power back on.
It is important that the crews check each line to ensure there are no branches or debris touching a line that could cause an electrical fault when the power is restored.
We will work as quickly as possible to remove this risk and restore power to those affected as soon as it is safe to do so.
Ways to stay aware and prepare
Information from the public can help us maintain a safe and reliable network so please report any fallen or damaged powerlines to Western Power on 13 13 51 immediately.