Ergon Energy says it is not sure how long it will take to repair a major fault at a sub-station in Cooktown that left thousands of people without power at the weekend.
It happened on Saturday night with residents in the Indigenous community of Hope Vale still without electricity today.
Telephone service to Hope Vale has also been cut by the power outage.
A temporary supply was restored to Cooktown residents yesterday when 40 Ergon staff from Mareeba, Cairns and Townsville went to the area with 12 generators.
The Member for Cook David Kempton says he will meet with Ergon Energy staff during a visit to Hope Vale with the Premier Campbell Newman tomorrow.
"Had there been rain associated with this all these back-up units wouldn't have got past Rifle Creek and McLeod Creek and couldn't have got into Cooktown," Mr Kempton said.
"I think it's a timely reminder that we need to review the entire situation in remote areas, especially cross communications between the various agencies." Residents across the region could lose power again today.
The Cook Shire Mayor, Peter Scott says Ergon will be trying a series of options to repair the fault.
"One is a diversion of the live-line feed from Black Mountain sub-station," Councillor Scott said.
"The second is a direct connection to the main voltage line of a unit called Pegasus, which is a great big generator that can feed straight in.
"The third is that they're working at the Cooktown sub-station itself." Councillor Scott has praised Ergon crews for their quick response.
"Most of our businesses and a lot of the people particularly the rural residents up here have got their standby generators and their cyclone kits all organised so it's not like people were totally unprepared for the emergency," he said.
"But even so it wasn't very comfortable for a lot of people for quite some time."