Update 2 - Power Outage: 25 May 2015, 11:30am

25 May 2015

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Dunedin following a lightning storm and wind overnight.

Dunedin power outages - 25 May 2015, 11:30h

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Dunedin following lightning storm and wind overnight is:

  • Power is now restored to Rawhiti Street, Musselburgh with a temporary generator installed. Power will be progressively restored to Cavell and Gresham Streets in Musselburgh later today once temporary generators have been installed. The cause was lightning damage to transformers.
  • Power remains out from Weir Road to Taiaroa Head on the Otago  - Peninsula and is expected to be restored later today as soon as crews can safely repair the damaged line. The cause was severe wind downing an overhead power line.
  • Power has been restored to most consumers in the Port Chalmers area after overhead power lines were downed. Repairs are underway to restore power to remaining consumers.

Delta crews are responding to faults and are making repairs as soon as is safely possible. Please report faults to your electricity retailer via their faults number. Severe weather conditions continue and consumers should be prepared in the event of further power outages. Always keep well clear of fallen power lines and treat all electricity lines and equipment as live at all times. Further updates will be available at www.auroraenergy.co.nz.

Queenstown and Central Otago power outages - 25 May 2015, 11:30h

The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Central Otago following heavy snow is:

  •  Power is now restored to the Frankton and Arrowtown areas.
  •  Power is now restored to Lake Hayes Estate and Ladies Mile to Lake Hayes Road.
  •  Power is now restored to Rae’s Junction.
  •  Power remains out for parts of Wanaka. Delta crews are making repairs and power will be restored as soon as repairs are complete and  power can be safely restored.

Delta crews are responding to faults and are making repairs as soon as is safely possible. Please report faults to your electricity retailer via their faults number. Severe weather conditions continue and consumers should be prepared in the event of further power outages. Always keep well clear of fallen power lines and treat all electricity lines and equipment as live at all times. Further updates will be available at www.auroraenergy.co.nz.