Compensation claims following January 2018 power outage

Maddens Lawyers is offering to assist business owners and households that were substantially impacted by Victoria’s 28 January 2018 blackout to advance compensation claims for losses incurred as a result of the prolonged outage events.

Outages effected approximately 95,000 customers throughout Victoria during extreme heat conditions on Sunday 28 January and Monday 29 January.  Customers serviced by electricity distributors United Energy, Powercor and CitiPower were the worst affected.

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy have attributed the blackouts to a number of fuse faults across their networks.  CitiPower and Powercor have also advised that an outage in the Bellarine Peninsula area, which impacted approximately 17,500 customers, was the result of an incident with two cables at a zone substation.

Those that suffered substantial losses as a result of the blackout are encouraged to contact Maddens by registering online.

The cause of each of the faults will continue to be investigated by the relevant electricity distributors, in conjunction with the Australian Energy Regulator.

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