The wind farm at Vesta has been knocked out for several hours, and some parts of the Victorian power grid are not responding at all, as more than 30,000 households are without electricity.
The power outage has disrupted Melbourne’s electricity grid for a few hours, leaving some residents without power.
Melbourne City Council says it is working to ensure customers can get their power back, but it’s not yet clear if that will be as quickly as it could be.
Key points:Melbourne’s electricity supply is in a state of “emergency”, the council saysThe outage is affecting customers across Melbourne, but only affecting residents in the south and north of the cityThe power was switched off due to a short circuit during a power failureA spokesperson for the council said it was working to restore the power.
“The council is aware of reports of a short-circuit and are working with our suppliers to ensure the restoration of power to customers in the areas affected,” the spokesperson said.
“This is being closely monitored.”
The outage has caused a delay in getting water from the main supply line to Melbourne’s south and south-east suburbs.
Power supply disruptionMelbourne has been struggling with power supply for several weeks.
The city has been forced to resort to relying on generators to get electricity to its residents.
More than 30 million customers have been without electricity since March 1, with a significant part of that number having been in the suburbs.
Melbournians are still facing high bills and have seen power cuts hit them hard.
There has also been an increase in the number of people leaving the city, with more than 600,000 people unable to get back into their homes.
There have been more than 100 deaths in the city during the blackout, with emergency services saying they have received almost 2,000 calls about people trapped on the streets.
The Victoria Power Authority has also advised Victoria residents to be prepared for more power cuts as it attempts to restore power.
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