ACT Customers urged to reduce electricity use


Released 15/06/2022

Due to ongoing electricity supply issues in the electricity market, Canberrans are being asked to reduce their electricity consumption where possible

Issues in the electricity market over the last few days have meant that electricity may be in short supply this evening. At this point in time, the ACT Government is asking ACT residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce their electricity use where possible.

The public can assist in reducing demand on the electricity network by turning off unnecessary lighting and electrical appliances. If it is safe for you to do so, only turn the heater on for rooms you are using, set the temperature to around 20 degrees, and close windows, doors and blinds to help keep the heat in.

It is important that we reduce our electricity usage to help ensure that the electricity system continues to function effectively, and that mandatory load shedding is avoided.

The ACT Government is continuing to work with the energy market bodies to find a resolution for the issues currently affecting the electricity market. We hope the ACT public will understand the current challenges and do what they can to reduce electricity use.

For further information on supply arrangements contact EvoEnergy on 13 10 93.

Call Access Canberra for all other queries on 13 22 81.

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