Just on 2500 Inverell homes were left without electricity early on Wednesday morning, after an unplanned power outage left crews scrambling.
Residents living in and around the Ross Hill area took to social media to express their outrage, fearing what would happen in the colder months if outages continued.
A spokeswoman for Essential Energy said they didn't know what caused the disruption, but said their teams were "quick to respond".
"Essential Energy crews were quick to respond to an unplanned power outage which affected the Ross Hill area of Inverell early this morning," a spokeswoman told the Times.
"To ensure the safety of the public and property, electricity network protection equipment operated automatically after detecting a fault, switching power off to 2,494 homes and businesses at 4.10am."
She said crews "responded immediately" and completed a patrol of the electricity network.
"No fault was found during that inspection and, after ensuring it was safe to do so, power was restored to all customers at 6.01am."
She issued an apology to all who were caused inconvenience as a result of the outages.
Inverell residents just hope this won't be the first of many, especially coming in to the colder weather.
"Same customers as last week and it's not even winter when there is going to be a bigger load on the grid," one disgruntled resident exclaimed.
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