FIVE businesses and 40 houses in the Narooma Midtown area will be without power tomorrow between 9am and 3pm.
This includes the Narooma News that will be closed, but Narooma Veterinary Hospital will remain open and has hired a generator to ensure its animal residents are okay.
Owner Chris Spurgeon noted that last time works were undertaken in the area, the power company then provided a generator.
Essential Energy says it will carry out vital maintenance on the electricity distribution network on Thursday, July 31.
Regional manager Phillip Green said Essential Energy undertook regular inspections of electricity distribution network assets followed by planned maintenance works, and the work being undertaken in Narooma on Thursday fell into that category.
“Our asset inspections and planned works are necessary to maintain power supply reliability for customers and reduce the likelihood of unplanned supply interruptions,” he said.
Nearly 40 residential customers and five businesses in the vicinity of Canty and Garvan Streets and Barker Parade will be impacted.
“We need to interrupt supply on a planned basis, from time to time, for maintenance or upgrade work to ensure the safety and reliability of the network and provide a safe working environment for our employees,” he said.
“Essential Energy schedules planned supply interruptions to ensure the least possible inconvenience for the greatest number of customers.
“On this occasion, local crews plan to temporarily reconfigure the electricity network to reduce the number of customers affected, and with the express purpose of maintaining supply to most businesses in the main street of Narooma.”