Cape Egmont and Taranaki mounga at sunset.

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
Click here

(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).

Time Alternate


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

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