We're rebuilding the electricity network along Cape Road in Taranaki. Most of the existing network was built in the 1960s and after decades of service in coastal conditions, it's reaching the end of its working life. That's why we're replacing the assets in the area to improve the reliability and safety of your power supply and ensure that it can meet your energy needs well into the future.
What we'll be working on
Our contractors Downer will be replacing overhead poles, cross arms and lines, and upgrading transformers from the main road down to the coast. They'll be completing this work in two phases:
- Late-June to late-July they'll replace 69 poles and upgrade transformers.
- August to September they'll replace all the lines.
What it means for you - planned outages
We'll be conducting a series of planned outages so our Downer crews can work safely. You'll find the dates and times below (please note, the outages noted in bold have been added as of Monday 4 July).
Alternate dates have been scheduled should weather conditions prevent work from happening on the planned date.
Your property may not be affected by every outage. Your retailer will send you confirmation of each of the outages affecting you as we finalise them in our system. They'll also alert you if a planned outage is deferred to the alternate date.
You can check if an outage will affect you by typing your address or the outage reference number in our planned outages page
(Our planned outages page can only find outages finalised in our system, which is why some of the following outages may not appear for you, yet).
|Tuesday 28 June||9:45am - 3:45pm||Wednesday 29 June||86965|
|Thursday 30 June||9:30am - 3:45pm||Friday 1 July||86967|
|Tuesday 5 July||9:30am - 3:45pm||Wednesday 6 July||86977|
|Thursday 7 July||9:30am - 3:45pm||Friday 8 July||86978|
|Tuesday 12 July||9:30am - 3:45pm||Wednesday 13 July||86979|
|Thursday 14 July||9:15am - 3:30pm||Friday 15 July||86980|
|Tuesday 19 July||9:30am - 3:45pm||Wednesday 20 July||86981|
|Thursday 21 July||9:30am - 3:45pm||Friday 22 July||86982|
|Tuesday 26 July||9:30am - 2:00pm||Wednesday 27 July||88465|
|Wednesday 3 August||12:30pm - 3:00pm||Thursday 4 August||88479|
|Thursday 4 August||9:30am - 2:00pm||Monday 8 August||88475|
|Friday 5 August||9:30am - 2:00pm||Monday 8 August||88482|
|Tuesday 9 August||9:30am - 3:30pm||Wednesday 10 August||87941|
|Thursday 11 August||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Friday 12 August||87983
|Tuesday 16 August||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Wednesday 17 August||87991|
|Thursday 18 August||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Friday 19 August
|Tuesday 23 August||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Wednesday 24 August
|Thursday 25 August||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Friday 26 August||88108
|Tuesday 6 September||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Wednesday 7 September||88114
|Thursday 8 September||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Friday 9 September
|Tuesday 13 September||9:30am - 3:45pm
||Wednesday 14 September