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Power Pole Sparks Grassfire

Power Pole Sparks Grassfire

An electricity pole has been blamed for sparking a grassfire on a property in Birt Road, north of Kingaroy, on Friday afternoon

Stay Outside Or Get Fried

Stay Outside Or Get Fried

Ergon Energy substations have high fences, danger signs and security around them for a reason – the high voltage equipment inside can kill instantly.

Stay Line Aware With Trees

Stay Line Aware With Trees

Ergon Energy says a number of home gardeners in Queensland are lucky to be alive after the trees and vegetation they were cutting recently came into contact with powerlines.

Ergon Launches SMS Power Alerts

Ergon Launches SMS Power Alerts

Ergon Energy has launched a free SMS notification service to keep customers informed about power outages – whether it’s an emergency outage or for critical network maintenance.

Community Fund Deadline Extended

Community Fund Deadline Extended

The deadline for applications to the 2020 Ergon-Energex Community Fund has been extended as so many community groups are currently focused on their response to COVID-19,.

The Lights Will Stay On …

The Lights Will Stay On …

Queensland’s publicly owned power and water businesses have extensive measures in place to ensure ongoing power and bulk water supplies during the coronavirus emergency, the State Government assured citizens on Tuesday.

Fallen Trees Caused Blackouts

Fallen Trees Caused Blackouts

Blackouts in the Blackbutt and Benarkin areas at the weekend were caused by trees coming down on powerlines, an Ergon Energy spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

New CEO At Energy Qld

New CEO At Energy Qld

Former Gladstone LNG project CEO Rod Duke has taken over the top role at Energy Queensland, parent company of Energex and Ergon.

‘Secret Power Tax’ In Regions: LNP

‘Secret Power Tax’ In Regions: LNP

South-east Queensland residents are enjoying savings of more than $300 a year on their power bills thanks to price competition among retailers, according to the latest Queensland Competition Authority annual report released on Monday.

Be Careful Around Power Poles

Be Careful Around Power Poles

Firefighters and Ergon Energy have urged property owners to take extra precautions when conducting controlled burns near the electricity network.

Apprenticeships … Apply Now!

Apprenticeships …  Apply Now!

It’s that time of the year … Stanwell, Ergon and Energex are inviting applications for apprenticeships and traineeships at these government-owned enterprises.

Chopper Clips Powerlines

Chopper Clips Powerlines

About 30 Ergon Energy customers in the Maclagan and Peranga areas lost power for almost five hours on Tuesday after an Army helicopter clipped powerlines.

Fallen Lines Cause Blackout

Fallen Lines Cause Blackout

Fallen power lines have been blamed for a blackout which affected almost 1600 Ergon Energy customers in the Gympie Regional Council area for more than seven hours on Tuesday morning.

Power Costs To Drop Slightly

Power Costs To Drop Slightly

Many residential and small business customers in regional Queensland should enjoy a small drop in power prices following the release on Friday of the Queensland Competition Authority’s latest determination.

Ergon Lends A Helping Hand

Ergon Lends A Helping Hand

Solar panels have been installed on the roof of the South Burnett Pantry in Kingaroy, thanks to a grant from the Ergon-Energex Community Fund.

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