Two brief power outages for Green Island consumers required on Wednesday 21 January

21 Jan 2015

Power supply to around 4,000 electricity consumers in Green Island, Dunedin and surrounding suburbs will be briefly interrupted twice today (Wednesday 21 January) to enable the safe removal of a tree that has fallen across high voltage power lines supplying the Green Island substation.

The fallen tree is located in the forest between Abbots Hill Road and the Southern Reservoir.To enable the safe clearance of the tree, power will need to be redirected from the Green Island substation to adjacent substations.

To enable the safe clearance of the tree, power will need to be redirected from the Green Island substation to adjacent substations.

From 9:00am today (Wednesday 21 January), groups of Green Island electricity consumers will experience a short interruption to their power supply (typically 30 to 60 seconds) to enable removal of the tree.Once the tree has been removed and the high voltage cable made safe, there will be a second short interruption to the power supply (typically 30 to 60 seconds), expected to occur later in the day.

Once the tree has been removed and the high voltage cable made safe, there will be a second short interruption to the power supply (typically 30 to 60 seconds), expected to occur later in the day.

Apart from the two brief interruptions, we expect power supply to be on as usual.The affected suburbs are Abbotsford, Burnside, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island, Ocean View and Waldronville.

The affected suburbs are Abbotsford, Burnside, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island, Ocean View and Waldronville.

We will update this advice if the situation changes. We thank Green Island electricity consumers for their patience as we carry out this necessary emergency work.Always treat all electricity lines and equipment as live at all times.

Always treat all electricity lines and equipment as live at all times.

Advice for people with medical equipment that relies on electricity. People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should ensure they are prepared for power interruptions and if there is an immediate health threat contact their health provider or call 111.