Power outages related to faults on our local network infrastructure can happen for a range of reasons, including extreme weather, vegetation coming into contact with our network, wildlife and car accidents. In these cases, the causes are accidental and the impacts are usually localised.
In load shedding, power will be turned off due to an enforced action by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). This is outside our control and the impacts can be on a wider scale.
Load shedding incidents are much rarer than power outages related to faults.
In any case, our employees based in our control centres and depots respond to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.