Households throughout Blayney Shire were some of the hardest hit following the severe electrical storms that passed through the central west on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Manager community relations Northern, David Crough, said Essential Energy’s crews worked as quickly as safety allowed to restore power for customers.
“The largest amount of damage occurred in the Blayney and Millthorpe areas and extra crews and equipment from Bathurst, Canowindra, Molong and Orange assisted Blayney crews to complete repairs and restore power as quickly as possible for customers affected in that area,” Mr Crough said.
Millthorpe was hit with two blackouts late on Tuesday afternoon and again that evening.
It is believed the unplanned power outage was caused by either a lightning strike or debris, such as a tree branch, impacting the electricity network during the storm.
Essential Energy reminds the public to report fallen or damaged powerlines immediately by calling 13 20 80 and to stay at least eight metres away from the line and anything in contact with it.