Update: Since publishing this story, Ausgrid has confirmed they have safely restored power to 45, 000 customers. The outage was caused by a fault on an underground cable where it enters our Double Bay zone substation.
The heatwave has officially defeated Sydney with 45, 000 customers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs without power.
Ausgrid emergency crews are currently working to restore power in the following areas:
Randwick, Bondi Junction, Bondi, Kensington, Waverley, Double Bay, Woollahra, Bronte, Bellevue Hill, Clovelly, Coogee, Rose Bay, Queens Park, Edgecliff, Point Piper, Paddington, Tamarama and Bondi Beach.
Power supply was interrupted shortly before 11:30am, and the cause is still not known at this stage.
For updates and estimated restoration times (where available), visit ausgrid.com.au/poweroutages