Prepare for planned power outage

ElectraNet will be cutting power to Eastern Eyre Peninsula and the West Coast for essential works this weekend.

From 3am to 11am on Sunday, October 29, ElectraNet will be switching the power off to complete upgrades to a transmission line.

Towns on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula which will be affected include Cowell and Arno Bay, Cleve Kimba, Buckleboo and Lock.

ElectraNet is undertaking work on it 132,000 volt transmission line between the Cultana and Yadnarie substations.

The outage will affect the Eastern Eyre and West Coast regions. Picture: Supplied.

The outage will affect the Eastern Eyre and West Coast regions. Picture: Supplied.

A series of maintenance works have been coordinated to occur during this time to avoid the need for multiple outages.

For the work to be completed safely, the transmission line must be turned off.

This work may not proceed if weather conditions are unsuitable or if there are unforeseen circumstances.

Telstra SA general manager Mark Bolton said the company try to maintain coverage during the outage.

“Telstra is planning to provide temporary diesel generators at a number of key sites,” he said.