Victorian homes ‘without power’ after major power outage

Sky News host Peta Credlin says over 500,000 Victorian homes are “without power” tonight.

Ms Credlin said this comes after all four units at one of the nation’s largest coal-fired power stations “went offline”.

“At around 2pm this afternoon, the giant Loy Yang A power station … suffered a catastrophic outage,” she said.

AEMO reported a significant power system event before revealing it was investigating the cause of the outage in a statement at 3:30pm.

“As Melbourne’s temperature hit a high of 36 degrees,” Ms Credlin said.