Power starts to be restored after Jetty outage

A POWER outage this morning left about 1200 residences and businesses without power around the Coffs Harbour Jetty.

Even the Coffs Harbour Airport has experienced an outage after a fault struck the power network around 8.45am.

Jetty businesses, particularly cafes on the strip, were left without power during the breakfast rush.

"We were unable to serve breakfasts after 8.30am, which was a bit inconvenient but the power was turned back on around 11am," Soul Espresso manager Harpreet Atwal said.

Electricity crews worked to identify the problem and power is expected to be fully restored early this afternoon.

Essential Energy North Coast Manager of Community Relations Mike Hely said early investigations have found the power outage may have been caused by a fault in an underground cable near the airport.

"The power outage happened around 8.50am and power was lost to most of the Jetty area and halfway back towards town," Mr Hely said.

"The airport has also been without power.

"In any outage once crews have identified the fault, they are able to switch around different parts of the network to bring power back on for customers.

"Sometimes it can take time to find, identify and repair a fault."

"There is always maintenance and upgrades being undertaken on the power network and from time to time there are faults.



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