Does MainPower control irrigator load?
Irrigators on the MainPower network may be connected to our emergency load control system. Houses, sheds etc. are not connected to the emergency load control system.
Across our network, irrigators can use a large amount of electricity. In situations where MainPower needs to decrease the load on the network, we may turn off the electricity supply to irrigators. This is to ensure continued supply across the region and only happens in extremely rare, emergency situations. If it is necessary to turn off irrigators, MainPower will try to contact affected customers, however this may not always be possible in short-notice, emergency situations.