In winter, storms, heavy rain, hail and even snow can bring down trees and other infrastructure. This can damage powerlines and cause power outages. As extreme weather events become more common, the risk of outages continue to increase.
We’ve put together some helpful information, so you can ensure you’re prepared in the event of an outage – and know how to stay safe around any damaged powerlines in your area.
Plus, because we tend to spend more time inside during winter – often with the heater on – our energy bills can be higher. Learn how you can save money even at the coldest time of the year.
Sometimes, power outages need to be planned so we can perform essential maintenance. And even with our reliable, high-quality electricity network, unexpected outages can happen when extreme weather occurs.How to prepare for outages
Coming into contact with overhead powerlines can cause serious injury or death. Whether you're pruning trees, keeping up with home maintenance or there are damaged power lines in your area, follow these tips to stay safe.Read our powerline safety tips
Cold weather can mean using heaters and climate control systems more often, increasing your home or business power costs. But there are things you can do to manage your bills even in winter.Start reducing your energy bills
You can keep track of power outages and receive reminders about planned works. Sign up online for SMS or email outage notifications.