Around 50,000 homes lost power, with some up to 30 hours, on 28 January.
Reuters reported that power companies in Australia’s second most populous state will pay A$5 million ($3.9 million) in compensation to households hit by electricity outages during a heatwave in late January, the Victorian state government said on Sunday.
About 50,000 households lost power on Jan. 28, some for up to 30 hours, as temperatures topped 40 degrees C (104°F), overloading the power grid in the southern state.
Affected households would be eligible for a one-off payment of up to A$180 each, to be funded by Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena, the government said.
View the full report here.
Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.