Understanding electricity power outages

The electricity distribution network that carries electricity to around 850,000 customers is operated and maintained by SA Power Networks (SAPN), which is a privately owned company.

If there is a blackout/power failure, SAPN is usually responsible for responding to the issue and restoring the electricity supply.

The state government is not responsible for the distribution network.

You can register for SA Power Networks’ free messaging service, Power@MyPlace to receive information about power outages by SMS or email.

It's important to stay safe during a power outage. SA Power Networks also has tips for what to do when the power goes out to help you prepare for an outage.

Is your power out?

Search for current outages, or report an outage in your area, on the SA Power Network website.

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