Power outage in Alice Springs on Sunday 13 October

Media Release
14 October 2019

At 2:18pm on Sunday 13 October 2019, Territory Generation’s Alice Springs generation equipment experienced a system wide outage affecting power supply to the Central Desert region including Alice Springs.

Crews responded immediately, and critical power was initially restored to priority areas including Alice Springs Hospital by 2.43pm. Power to the majority of customers was restored by 10.00pm.

Territory Generation is investigating the cause of the network interruption and cannot provide further information on potential causes until the investigation is complete.

Territory Generation is currently transitioning from the aged Ron Goodin Power Station to the new gas-fired units at Owen Springs Power Station to service the Alice Springs community.

Ron Goodin Power Station will continue to be manned 24-hours a day for a period of time while the new Owen Springs Power Station is monitored for stability.

Territory Generation would like to recognise and thank the crews that responded to the interruption to get the power back on as soon as possible, and the Central Desert communities for their patience and understanding.

Media contact: Laura Dunn, Communications Officer, 08 7979 2510