When does your electricity go out? – The ABC News Politics blog
article A Queensland electricity network has been forced to temporarily suspend power generation after a transformer went haywire.
Key points:The Queensland Electricity Network (QNE) said the outage caused power supply to be cut off to about 2,500 homesThe network is working to restore power as quickly as possibleThe Queensland Government said the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon and there were no immediate reports of damageThe QNE said the transformer went off at 6:20pm (AEDT) at the Brisbane power station on the Queensland Power Authority’s East Queensland Road (EDR) in Parramatta.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was a power outage that had caused a significant disruption to the network.
“It’s quite a serious incident,” she said.
“We’ve got some crews at the site who are looking at it, and the issue is being addressed very quickly.”
Queenslanders are being urged to conserve energy while power is restored.
Queenlanders are urged to make sure they have plenty of energy to power their devices, as the state’s power network is being hit by power outages.
The state has seen a rise in power outage incidents and incidents caused by generators being knocked out of service.
Quebec Energy Minister Denis Lebel said the Queensland Government was monitoring the situation.
“The Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is monitoring this situation and will be working closely with our suppliers to ensure the emergency response plan is implemented,” Mr Lebel wrote in a statement.
“As soon as there is a further update from the Queensland Department, we will also update this page.”
The Queensland Energy Network (QuenQue) said it received a call at about 6:00pm from a company on the East Queensland Rd, Parramata, that a transformer had gone haywire and it was on standby to take power from the power grid.
“I can confirm that the Queensland Energy Authority has confirmed a transformer is on standby for power to the East QRE from Queensland Power.QNE said a power network outage caused a disruption in the supply of electricity to the EPR, but it was working to regain power as soon as possible.”QNE is working closely and efficiently with the Queensland Ministry of Energy to restore the network as quickly and as efficiently as possible,” it said.
Quelanders were advised to conserve their energy as they were on a peak power load during the outage.
Queers can contact their local community utility for more information about their electricity bill.
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