Transformer damaged by lightning strike
A DIRECT lightning strike on the Woodgate substation on Friday afternoon has severely damaged a transformer and affected the power supply to about 1400 Ergon Energy customers in Woodgate and Buxton.
The network settings have been adjusted and additional generation units brought in to maintain supply to customers until the substation is repaired.
The load will be continually monitored while these temporary arrangements are in place and further generation units will be deployed if required.
Ergon apologises to affected customers for the inconvenience and thanks them for their patience and understanding as crews worked to establish a reliable temporary supply.