Update: Critical works to continue through lockdown

UPDATE: 6 August, 2021

We’ve had some questions about why we’re continuing to conduct planned outages during Victoria’s lockdown due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

We understand many of our customers are working or studying from home. In response, we’re reviewing outages scheduled on each day that lockdown restrictions continue. Where we can, we’ll look at rescheduling work or minimising the size and length of the outages.

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 now, we are reducing the risk of unplanned blackouts in the future.

For those who may be impacted by planned outages, we have developed some tips on how to prepare for a planned power outage.