Possible emergency power outages this morning

23 June 2022 at 8:37 am

Update from Transpower 9.30am - the grid emergency has ended

Update the grid emergency was due to insufficient power generation due to a mechanical fault and a sudden drop in wind generation.

Original message - published at 8.30am 23 June 2022

There has been unprecedented demand  on the national electricity network this morning and Transpower has advised us there is the possibility of them initiating emergency provisions to reduce overall consumption, and protect the network.

This may involve cutting the power to a significant number of customers right across the country.

These power cuts could last for as long as two hours during this morning’s peak time, to around 9am.

You can keep up to date with the power in your area by visiting our outages page, or call our Customer Support team on 0800 363 9898.