We are working to identify a fault that is affecting around 220 customers in Gidgegannup, Parkerville, Brigadoon, Red Hill and Baskerville.
Our crews are currently patrolling the line to identify the fault. A helicopter patrol was used early today but was unable to find any visible damage to the network.
The homes and businesses affected are all in a high bushfire risk area and due to the weather conditions today there are a number of bushfire warnings and bans in place. These conditions and warnings mean that we have altered our work procedures in line to reduce the risk of bushfires during summer.
The BOM Fire Danger Rating is at a high level of unacceptable risk and looks set to stay at this level until midnight. With this current level and the Total Fire and Vehicle Movement bans in place we are unlikely to be able to attempt safe restoration of power to customers until midnight when the fire danger index falls to a safe level.
We will be monitoring the Fire Danger Rating throughout the day and if conditions improve earlier than expected we will look to restore power. However affected customers should prepare for an extended outage considering the extreme weather conditions. View our information on how to manage an extended power outage.
We understand the frustration and inconvenience this may cause to residents in the area, considering the expected high temperatures forecasted.
For those experiencing long delays in getting power restored please lodge a claim.
We also encourage customers to follow the advice of the Department of Health.
For outage updates, keep checking our power outage map.