Energy4Life is an initiative of the Office for Data Analytics, SA Health and Red Cross. Energy4Life matches South Australian suburbs undergoing long power outages with residents with electricity-dependent medical issues.
For example, a person on a dialysis machine could be at risk without access to power for such a long period. Energy4Life prompts SA Health to login for more information on an outage and provide Red Cross with details of people at risk.
Energy4Life accesses data on power outages from the SA Power Networks website every 30 minutes. It provides information on power outages of both long and short durations, but only matches residents to suburbs undergoing power outages of 12 hours or more.
The website will go live in the near future.