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Storms knock out the power for hours

Storm damage to Essential Energy’s main and secondary power lines into Cobar knocked out the power to more than 2,600 homes and businesses last Tuesday night. The power went out in Cobar at 5.14pm and, for many customers, it wasn’t restored until 1am Wednesday, while a group of 68 customers […]

2017

Cobar cleans up after a massive storm

Cobar residents were still cleaning up yesterday after a severe storm on Monday night dumped 10mm of rain on the town in just four minutes. The storm that directly hit Cobar just after 7pm on Monday brought with it torrential rain (20mm in total) and recorded wind gusts of 98km […]

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2016

Streetlight maintenance completed

Essential Energy has recently completed a major streetlight maintenance program in the Cobar Shire Council area to help ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of local public lighting. Regional manager Northern, Mark Summers, said Essential Energy’s bulk lamp replacement program was undertaken on a cyclical basis across each local government […]

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Crane cuts power

Essential Energy crews were quick to respond to an unplanned power outage which affected more than 900 households and businesses in Cobar, including parts of the central business district, around 1pm last Wednesday. Manager community relations Northern David Crough said for the safety of the public and their property Essential […]