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Update 3 - Fire-Related Power Outage in the Queenstown Lakes Area: 12 Jan 2017 11:00am

12 January 2017
The current status of power outages on the Aurora Energy network in Queenstown Lakes area following a fire on January 11.

The current status of the power outage on the Aurora Energy network in the Queenstown Lakes area following a fire at Rat Point near Bob’s Cove on Glenorchy Road on January 11 is:

  • Power was restored to all customers at midnight.
  • Delta lines crews worked through challenging terrain and difficult weather conditions last night to replace all power poles affected by the fire and completed the work safely.
  • With all repairs to damaged power poles complete, no further planned outages are required by Aurora Energy.  
Keep safe

Always keep well clear of power lines and electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times. 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. During a power outage, switch appliances off at the wall to avoid possible damage to electrical appliances when power is restored. To report damage or downed power lines, please contact us on 0800 433 582.

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s sixth largest electricity network, supplying electricity to 86,400 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin and Central Otago.