Urgent call to reduce power use as Snowy region bushfires cut interstate lines

By Rex Martinich
Updated January 4 2020 - 8:55pm, first published 6:56am
Smoke impacts the Upper Tumut power switching station. Interstate power transmission lines were cut of by bushfires on Saturday evening. Picture: Matt Kean

NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has pleaded for users in NSW to reduce their power usage after bushfires in the Snowy Mountains region cut off a major interstate transmission line.