Media Statement regarding planned maintenance and outages

17 March, 2020

We’ve had some questions about why we are continuing to conduct planned outages in the context of the community’s response to COVID-19.

Planned maintenance is an essential part of how we manage our network.  Planned outages allow our crews to safely maintain the electricity network so we can keep delivering reliable power to homes and businesses.

By doing this planned work today or over coming weeks, we are reducing the risk of unplanned blackouts in the future.

We understand many of our customers are storing extra food in their fridges and freezers, or working from home. That’s why we will continue providing advance notice about these outages via SMS and will minimise the impact to the community wherever possible.

For those who may be impacted by planned outages, please refer to the advice on our website and from the Victorian Government on how to prepare: