As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to carry out urgent remedial works on a critical piece of electrical equipment supplying the entire Opotiki District tomorrow.
Work needs to be undertaken immediately to fix a faulty insulator. If imminent repairs are not made, this may result in an unplanned outage of an unknown duration.
Unfortunately, this maintenance work cannot be undertaken while the line is in service. Transpower would like to advise residents and businesses in the Opotiki District from Waiotahe, Opotiki and through to Cape Runaway that a power outage is required tomorrow:
Wednesday 31 January 2018, from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Transpower recognises that there is never an ideal time for consumers to be without electricity and apologises for the short notice to the community for the outage tomorrow. The issue was found during a maintenance inspection today, 30 January 2018, and requires immediate attention to ensure a secure supply of electricity can continue to be supplied to the area.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
For information on whether your property is affected, please call your electricity retailer with your customer number.
Preparing for the power outage
For further information, please contact: 04 590 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org