Evoenergy crews continue on storm response


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07 Jan 2022

Evoenergy crews continue on storm response

Yesterday saw another huge day of storm response and better than expected weather conditions assisted our crews in restoring supply to another 773 homes and businesses.

Crews today will be working on sites primarily across Hawker, Weetangera, Page, Holt, Macquarie and Macgregor to further assess the damage and make repairs such as replacing cross arms, untwisting and cutting away damaged lines, re-hanging lines and connecting new service lines to homes one by one. With more rain and storms predicted today after significant rain over night, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather.

Storm response status

  • Existing incidents: 134
  • Customers without power: 780
  • 5 new jobs reported since 3pm yesterday

Endeavour Energy crews from NSW are supporting us make repairs to the electricity network in the emergency storm response and we’re collaborating closely with ACT Emergency Services Agency (ACT ESA) crews who are assisting with clearing the remaining trees and debris so our crews can assess the damage, undertake repairs and get the power back on.

We thank the community for their support, resilience and community spirit as well as all the frontline workers for their tremendous efforts this week as we respond to some of the worst network damage on record.

The ACT ESA Community Hub at 27 Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins will be open again today with extended hours between 11am and 7pm. Volunteers and Evoenergy staff will be on-site and will be able to assist and help as needed. Bags of ice, charging stations, washing machines, showers and a skip bin for spoiled food will all be available.

For information on reported storm related incidents visit www.evoenergy.com.au/outages, or for information about weather warnings and the ACT Emergency Services Agency response visit www.esa.act.gov.au.

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