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Guide to power outages

Power outages can happen from time to time, especially during times of extreme weather. It is important that you know how to prepare for and cope during a power outage.

Power outages can be caused by severe weather, such as lightning, floods, heatwaves, bushfires or high winds, or by trees contacting powerlines. Animals, car accidents or digging near underground powerlines can also cause interruptions to power.

Restoring power is usually the responsibility of your local electricity distribution company, who owns and maintains the poles and wires bringing power to your home.

The State Government has released a Guide to Power Outages that provides information on why we have outages, how to cope during an outage and how you can help to prevent an outage.

You can view the guide on the Energy Victoria website


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