Update 2 - Cancellation of Dunedin planned power outages due to heavy rain
13 Apr 2017
Due to heavy rain persisting overnight and forecasts predicting its continuation, all planned power outages scheduled for today (Thursday 13 April) have been cancelled for the Dunedin area.
These planned power outages will be rescheduled for a later date and affected customers will be notified in advance of when the rescheduled power outage will occur.
We thank you for your patience as we carry out necessary maintenance on the network.
As severe weather continues, customers should be ready for the possibility of unplanned power outages. We understand the inconvenience that service interruptions cause and we will be working hard to restore power to affected customers as soon as is safely possible. The safety of the public and line crews is of primary importance at all times.
People should be prepared for the possibility of electricity-related hazards and unplanned power outages, in particular:
- Always keep well clear of fallen power lines or damaged electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times
- Watch out for falling tree branches as these can cause damage to power lines
- If a power outage occurs, switch appliances off at the wall to avoid possible damage to electrical appliances when power is restored
Be prepared for power outages. Make sure you have adequate food supplies, warm clothing and bedding, torch and spare batteries, battery radio and an alternative source of heating and cooking.
People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should ensure they are prepared for power disruptions and if there is an immediate health threat, contact their health provider or call 111.
To report downed power lines, or trees in power lines, please contact Delta on 0800 433 582.
To report a loss of power, please contact your electricity retailer.