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Upcoming Outage - Bendigo, South of Maori Point Road, Thursday 5 March 2015

27 February 2015
We’re improving the power supply to the Lindis Crossing, Lindis Valley, Tarras, Ardgour Valley and Bendigo areas to provide reliable electricity supplies to homes, farms and businesses.

We need to upgrade the high voltage network in the area to enable the future connection of the new Lindis Crossing substation, currently being constructed.

We would like to advise that an electricity outage is planned for around 70 electricity consumers including irrigators in Bendigo, south of Maori Point Road, from 8.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 5 March to enable the safe completion of this stage of the work.

In the event that work is unable to be done then the planned outage will occur the next day from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday 6 March.

We thank Bendigo electricity consumers for their patience as we carry out this improvement work and apologise in advance for any inconvenience and disruption that may be caused.

Always treat all electricity lines and equipment as live at all times. People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should advise their electricity retailer and ensure they are prepared for power interruptions. If there is an immediate health threat, please contact your health provider or call 111.

For more information visit or call free 0800 433 582.

The Lindis Crossing upgrade is part of Aurora Energy’s overall network development programme. Over the next decade, $236 million of capital investment is planned in Dunedin and Central Otago to enhance reliability and cater for growth.