Karratha Village Shopping Centre in Sharpe Avenue will be without power until later this afternoon.
Horizon Power Retail and Community Manager Michelle South said a power outage occurred at about 3.30 am today because of a failure of the ring main unit which services the shopping centre.
“With this type of fault it will take some time for us to be able to source the necessary parts and safely replace the unit,” Ms South said.
“As a result we expect to restore power to the centre later this afternoon.”
Ms South said the crews would work as quickly as possible to restore power safely.
“We are currently liaising the with centre’s management and contacting all businesses in the vicinity to explain the situation,” Ms South said.
“Customers wishing to submit a claim for loss or damage to property as a result of this outage can do so via our website at www.horizonpower.com.au
“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused including people who may have wanted to go shopping at the Karratha Village Shopping Centre today.”
About Horizon Power
Horizon Power is a Government Trading Enterprise which generates, distributes and retails electricity to more than 48,000 connections in regional and remote Western Australia.
Horizon Power provides electricity services to more than 40 Aboriginal Communities and town reserves.
The utility’s service area is vast – approximately 2.3 million square kilometres – which means Horizon Power services the biggest area with the least amount of customers in the world. For every 50 square kilometres of terrain, there is just one customer.
For more information about Horizon Power, visit www.horizonpower.com.au.
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