Business arrogance from Alinta as they plan to turn our power off

Alinta Asset Management stuck a postcard in our letterbox two days ago telling us that our power will be off for approximately 2 hours between 8am and 1:30pm Friday next week. After two days of trying I was finally able to speak with someone at Alinta. They are going to see what they can do. In the meantime we have to make alternative arrangements – as to the many other businesses in our street.

This is nonsense. The work is non urgent and could easily be done at the weekend when the impact of the disruption to supply will be less. Alinta seem to not care about the disruption. They say they have had plenty of calls complaining yet they seem unprepared to pay the additional cost of weekend work.

These people are not recent entrants to electricity distribution. Surely they understand something about the need for businesses to be open on a week day.

I’ve chased this far and wide and it seems we have no rights. Alinta can cut the power in the area for this maintenance when they like.

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