190,000 Auckland customers lose power

Thousands of customers throughout the North Island went without power today because of an issue with the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link.

The transmission system connecting the electricity networks of the North and South Islands went down during the commissioning of poles.

About 10% of the North Island lost power, according to Rebecca Wilson, corporate communications manager for Transpower.

By 12:30 about 95% of customers were restored, she told NBR ONLINE. The remainder of the network is expected to be back up and running by 1 pm.

In fact Vector has just issued a statement saying full power has been restored to Auckland.

At the peak of the outages, 190,000 Auckland customers lost power and 13,000 homes in Hamilton were also affected, according to Vector.


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.7060 -0.0024 -0.34%
AUD 0.9532 -0.0009 -0.09%
EUR 0.6421 -0.0004 -0.06%
GBP 0.5346 0.0059 1.12%
HKD 5.4760 -0.0203 -0.37%
JPY 71.6760 -0.6500 -0.90%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1322.4 60.100 2016-06-24T00:
Oil Brent 49.0 0.120 2016-06-24T00:
Oil Nymex 47.6 -2.520 2016-06-24T00:
Silver Index 17.8 0.440 2016-06-24T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 6667.8 6697.7 6667.8 0.29%
NASDAQ 4664.4 4665.0 4708.0 -2.16%
DAX 9516.9 9589.3 9557.2 -3.02%
DJI 17355.2 17355.2 17400.8 -1.48%
FTSE 6138.7 6138.7 6138.7 -2.55%
HKSE 19982.7 20329.2 20259.1 -0.16%
NI225 15153.1 15324.0 14952.0 2.39%
ASX 5113.2 5154.9 5113.2 0.47%