Blackout 2030: What will be different?

Press Release – University of Auckland

By 2030 consumers may have more control and ability to manage their power during a blackout but the downside is that householders are also going to have to be more knowledgeable about how electricity systems work. Read more »

Independent Experts to Lead Technical Investigation

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

AECT Welcomes Appointment of Independent Experts to Lead Vector-Transpower Technical Investigation Auckland, 10 October 2014 The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT), the majority owner of infrastructure group Vector Limited welcomes the appointment … Read more »

Restoring Power to Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

Auckland, 07 October 2014 The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT), the majority owner of infrastructure group Vector Limited is pleased that the power supply is now being restored following the recent Penrose substation outage. Trust Chairman, … Read more »

Bridges outlines questions to be answered on Auckland outage

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has formally requested the Electricity Authority conduct an inquiry into the Auckland power outage. Read more »

Electricity Authority begins s18 review into Auckland outage

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has requested, under section 18 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010, that the Electricity Authority begin a review into the Auckland power outage which started on Sunday 5 October. Read more »

Minister announces power outage inquiry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today written to the Electricity Authority to request an inquiry into the Auckland power outage. This weeks outage was a significant event which disrupted thousands of homes and businesses, … Read more »

Satellite offers simple internet back-up plan

Press Release – Wireless Nation

In the wake of Aucklands mass power outage, businesses worried about losing vital internet access are being advised there is an easy solution a back-up satellite connection. Read more »

Power Outage Inquiry

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Thousands of Aucklanders were left without power in the last two nights, which saw costs to businesses running into the millions. Read more »

Penrose Substation update #11 – all customers restored

Press Release – Vector Limited

However, there are two more cables to bring into service over this afternoon and evening. Read more »

Penrose Substation update #10

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector wishes to advise that all but 324 customers were restored overnight. These customers are spread throughout the affected area in small pockets. Read more »

Power mostly restored overnight

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector wishes to advise that all but 324 customers have been restored overnight. These customers are spread throughout the network in small pockets. Read more »

Patient residents seek reassurance over Auckland outage

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Epsom electorate residents have responded patiently to being without power, but want to see how future outages will be avoided,” said MP for Epsom David Seymour. Read more »

Penrose Substation update

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector wishes to advise that all but 324 customers have been restored overnight. Crews worked in very challenging weather conditions with hail, rain and wind hampering their efforts. Read more »

Newmarket Soldiers On…

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

New Zealands premier retail destination is trading as usual after a very challenging 36 hours. Read more »

Auckland’s fifth major outage since 1998

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) – The latest major power cut in Auckland is the fifth to hit the region since 1998. Read more »

Civil Defence coordination continues

Press Release – University Of Auckland Council

The Auckland Emergency Coordination Centre remains activated in response to the power outage affecting parts of the Eastern suburbs of Auckland. Approximately 18,000 customers remain without power. Affected areas include parts of Remuera, St Johns/Meadowbank, … Read more »

People advised to take care with unchilled food

Press Release – Auckland Council

People advised to take care with unchilled food As some areas of Auckland continue to wait for power to be restored, there are health concerns over food premises and residents using food that may be spoiled. To ensure that food operators and home … Read more »

Fire Service advice to public re power outage

Press Release – New Zealand Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service is advising Aucklanders affected by the power outage to follow some basic safety rules for using generators, gas barbecues and lanterns. Assistant Area Manager Mike Shaw said overnight, firefighters were called to two … Read more »

Overnight Power Restoration in Auckland

Press Release – Vector Limited

They have restored all of St Heliers, all residential customers in Mt Wellington and half of Remuera. Read more »

Power Outage Update 2

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As power is gradually restored Auckland City Police continue to work alongside their partner agencies to ensure public safety. Read more »

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