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Last update: 20/02/2020 09:00 am
The planned power outage scheduled for 9:00 am on Leader Road East (ref: 80733) has been delayed. We expect power will be off from around 10:00 am (rather than 9:00 am, as previously advised). The maintenance work is expected to be completed, with power restored to all affected customers, by 4:00 pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Treat all lines as live during the outage period; power may be restored at any time. If you require further information please call MainPower's 24-hour fault line - 0800 30 90 80; to report an emergency call 111.
Treat all lines as live during the outage period; power may be restored at any time. If you require further information, please call MainPower’s 24-hour fault line – 0800 30 90 80; to report an emergency call 111.
Network maintenance is a key part of keeping electricity flowing to the homes and businesses of North Canterbury. MainPower carries out network maintenance and upgrades year round. Below is a summary of some of our larger projects. For more information, please refer to our current Asset Management Plan.
Southbrook Substation upgrade
Key activities: During 2019, work on this project has included:
completing the design of a MainPower 66/11kV zone substation
procuring system equipment
compound and earthing works
other civil works including switch room and control room
Next steps: In 2020, equipment will be installed.
Outcome: This project will improve network reliability and security of supply in the surrounding Southbrook and Rangiora regions.
Kairaki and Pines Beach
Duration: November 2019-March 2020
Replacing some power poles with underground cables
Installing some new power poles
General equipment upgrades and maintenance
Outcome: This work is part of MainPower ongoing network maintenance programme.