Waikato experiences regional power outage following direction from NZ’s national grid operator

Waikato experiences regional power outage following direction from NZ’s national grid operator

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On Monday evening, a statement from energy company WEL Networks said significant power outages are expected across the Waikato region from 8.30pm onward.

Transpower, New Zealand's national grid operator, instructed them to reduce the amount of load on their network with immediate effect and no notice.

It was initially not known exactly how long the outages would remain. Customers were expected to acknowledge that the outages could last for up to four hours.

Customers who are medically dependent had been advised to go to Waikato Hospital if required as a result.

“We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, and we will keep you updated,” the statement read.

This may have also affected other regions around the country.

An update was released at around 9.40pm mentioning power was restored.

“We have just been authorised to restore power to affected areas,” the statement said.

“We do apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”

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