Our crews have completed a patrol of an area affected, with no immediate cause found.
With the current weather conditions, we will not attempt to re-energise the network until the Fire Safety Rating falls to a safe level, which we expect to be after 7pm this evening.
We are working to identify a fault that is affecting around 2132 customers in Mundaring, Glen Forrest, Mahogany Creek, Parkerville and Hovea.
The affected homes and businesses are in high bushfire risk areas and due to the weather conditions and bushfire warnings and bans in place, we have altered our work procedures to reduce the risk of bushfires during summer.
The BOM Fire Danger Rating is at a high level of unacceptable risk. With this current level and the Total Fire and Vehicle Movement bans in place we are unlikely to be able to attempt safe power restoration to customers until later tonight 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.