Power outage hits Liverpool Plains
Essential Energy has identified the source of an unplanned outage that impacted over 5000 peoplein the Liverpool Plains region
A spokeman for Essential Energy said crews found the fault, which made the electricity network protection equipment automatically switch the power off and the electricity network automatically switched power off at 11.43am.
A broken insulator on a high voltage powerline which supplies power to the area was isolated but due to the location of the fault, it was not possible to re-route the electricity network around it.
Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible and Essential Energy expect power to be restored to all customers by 4.30pm this afternoon.