Essential Energy is asking those still without power as a result of the South Coast, Snowy Valley and Riverina bushfires to contact the company to discuss power needs as network repairs continue.
Essential Energy operations manager Ian Armstrong said Essential Energy has attempted to contact all customers without power to discuss their power arrangements and estimated power restoration dates over the past week.
However, there remained a number of customers who hadn't been reached after multiple attempts, and it was these customers that were being encouraged to contact Essential Energy on 13 23 91.
Mr Armstrong said the company was also sending text messages to these customers, urging them to contact us.
Essential Energy was offering small portable loan generators and fuel vouchers to all customers without power across the bushfire-affected area.
To date, more than 60 customers had taken up the generator offer, and several hundred fuel vouchers have been supplied.
"If people know their neighbour or other members of the community are away, possibly staying with friends or family, or in need of assistance with a generator we ask them to reach out and have them call Essential Energy," Mr Armstrong said.
As of this morning, Wednesday, January 22, approximately 1000 customers remained without power across the South Coast, Snowy Valleys and Riverina areas, with some areas to remain without power until mid-February.
"Essential Energy crews have restored power to more than 36,000 customers since New Year's Eve," he said.
Bushfire-affected families and businesses could also now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the NSW Government's new Bush fire Customer Care program.
To connect with a Customer Care specialist call Service NSW between 7am and 7pm on 13 77 88.