After over 12 hours without power today, I’m counting my blessings at it’s return. Lighting, kettle, refrigeration, cordless phones, clock radio, computers, piezoelectric gas, oh and I guess the tv, although with power back, I no longer want to see the news to find out where the power went.
A 90km per hour wind took it. Three cheers for the sparkies who spent 12 hours restoring the power, restringing cables, raising power poles, testing lines and doing it all with a wave and a smile.
Maybe it’s time Australia had a good long think about underground power. Is there any real reason we still have above ground power lines?