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SA Electricity Transmission System still in Recovery


Source: The Age, 3 October 2016

Large employers in South Australia are faced with another week of power blackouts following last week's storm, with power restored to only parts of the state.

Arrium, BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine, and Oz Minerals' mine at Prominent Hill are all experiencing extensive disruptions. Some have access to limited back-up power generation, although in all cases, output is being hampered.

ElectraNet, which operates the high-voltage power network has advised that it may have one of the three damaged circuits back up and running late next weekend, with a second link to follow a few days later.

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