SA Power Networks apologises for power outage on Hindmarsh Island

SA Power Networks apologises for a power outage on Hindmarsh Island affecting 1300 people. Photo: File.
SA Power Networks apologises for a power outage on Hindmarsh Island affecting 1300 people. Photo: File.

SA Power Networks (SAPN) has apologised for an incident which caused 1300 people on Hindmarsh Island to be without power for nearly eight hours.

SAPN spokesman Paul Roberts said the outage occurred at 12.15pm on Sunday, February 18, which disrupted the 11,000 Volt supply.

“The fault that caused the outage proved difficult for our crews to locate. It turned out to be a faulty transformer,” he said.

He said power was restored to all but four customers at 8pm that day, while the remaining had to wait until just after midnight for their electricity to be restored.

“This could only be done after we replaced the faulty transformer that directly supplies them. We apologise to customers,” he said.