March 21, 2023

Severe Wind/Storm conditions – update 4pm, Tuesday 21 March 2023

  • Kathryn McCoy
  • 1 min read

PowerNet’s managed networks have been subjected to strong wind/storm conditions, increasing power interruptions over the Southern region. Our teams are still working on the electricity networks to restore supply to affected customers.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of faults, we may be unable to complete this work today. We anticipate that some customers in the Tokonui and Owaka areas could still be without power overnight.

The safety of our staff and the public is our priority. Our teams will have the appropriate stand-down period at the end of today. They will return at daylight tomorrow to complete the restoration of power to those customers still affected.

PowerNet would like to remind the public never to approach broken lines on the ground. If a public member sees damage to the network or PowerNet’s electrical equipment, they should keep themselves and others well away.