Of the ~470,000 customers still off supply:
1) I would imagine that many (if not most) would be offline because of more localised distribution network outages … albeit across a very wide area!
2) But it’s possible some are still off as a result of the broader load tripping event earlier in the day (though it had looked like most of this had returned earlier).
Closely related to the above, but issued a minute earlier, the Energy Minister (Lily D’Ambrosio) provided the update copied in here:
Particularly useful was the reference to the Outage Maps, which I have taken snapshots of for future reference (3 of 4 worked) …
Outages in the Ausnet distribution area within VIC
From this Ausnet page unfortunately I experienced an error (perhaps due to heavy loading?):
Outages in the Powercor and Citipower distribution areas within VIC
From this Powercor/Citipower page I have captured this map:
Outages in the United Energy distribution area within VIC
From this United Energy page I have captured this map:
Outages in the Jemena distribution area within VIC
From this Jemena page I have captured this map: