Joint statement on widespread power outage

Published: 25 May 2021 8:00pm

Powerlink, Energex and Ergon Network have been managing an unexpected power outage impacting various locations across the state this afternoon.

The outage follows an incident at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station near Biloela in Central Queensland.

At approximately 1.45pm today, a fire occurred in one of the turbine halls at the power station. As a result, the three units that were generating at the time went offline.

The power station was immediately evacuated and emergency services attended the site.

At this stage, there are no reported injuries.

Ergon and Energex crews were immediately on standby to restore power supply as soon as safe to do so.

Working with Powerlink we have mobilised quickly to restore power in affected areas.

We thank customers for their patience during this unexpected incident.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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