Horizon Power lifted the need for voluntary power reductions in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing at 2 pm today (Sunday, 31/03) following the delivery of vital gas fuel supplies for the towns’ power stations.
This follows customers in those towns being asked to reduce power use where possible on Thursday (28/03) because trucks carrying the gas for the power stations were hampered by flooded and damaged roads between Karratha and Port Hedland.
Retail and Community Manager Jodie Lynch said the lifting of the voluntary reductions was great news.
“The cooperation of our residential and commercial customers in Broome, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing has been extremely important in ensuring Horizon Power could maintain power supplies,” Ms Lynch said.
“Horizon Power appreciates any efforts that our customers made to be more energy efficient.
“Equally, we appreciate the guidance and support of Main Roads to ensure these specialised fuel trucks safely negotiated the difficult conditions.”
There are 6,586 customer connections in Broome; 1,739 customer connections in Derby and 625 customer connections in Fitzroy Crossing.