Power outages are caused by a number of factors, including weather events such as storms, floods, and lightning strikes. Other common reasons for outages include cars hitting power poles and trees encroaching on overhead power lines.
While we can’t guarantee a constant supply of power, we take active measures to prevent outages where we can. We have a tree management programme where we cut or trim trees back from power lines, in addition to regular network maintenance. For customers, there are a number of ways to keep homes, businesses and farms safe in the event of a power outage. Find out how below.