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Featherston Tree Trimming

Friday, March 22, 2019

Work is due to be carried out in Featherston to clear vegetation that has encroached on the 11,000 volt lines just north-east of the town.

Powerco is committed to providing its customers with a reliable electricity supply. To do this, the company undertakes regular maintenance projects on the electricity network.

Work is due to be carried out in Featherston to clear vegetation that has encroached on the 11,000 volt lines just north-east of the town. The overgrown vegetation poses a significant risk to the reliability of local electricity supply. Trees contacting power lines also create a serious safety hazard. 

Scheduled power cuts are necessary in Featherston for field crews to work safely on the lines. These will take place on the following dates. 

  • 25 March, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • 26 March, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • 27 March, 8.30am to 2.15pm

Affected customers have been notified by their electricity retailer.

The outages have been scheduled for the work to be finished in the shortest timeframe possible. Doing so minimises the number of customers affected and ongoing disruption to the community. To achieve this, multiple tree trimming crews from out of the area are being brought in to support the local team complete all the work over a three-day period. 

Powerco realises that power cuts three days in a row for some customers will be very disruptive. Careful consideration has been given to scheduling this project and we are sorry for this disruption. 

Powerco Customer Experience Manager Matt Ogier will be in and around Featherston from Monday morning until around midday on Wednesday to discuss any concerns or general queries with customers. He will be available to speak to them in person at the Featherston Community Centre.

Alternatively, Matt can be contacted on 27 296 5231 or by emailing matthew.ogier@powerco.co.nz.

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