Power restoration efforts continue over weekend
Power restoration efforts continue over
Less than 200 customers remain without electricity on Orion’s network following last week’s wind storm. The storm, which was the most destructive storm to hit Canterbury in 40 years, originally took out power to 28,000 Orion customers. The customers that remain without power are dispersed around the rural region.
“Our remaining repairs are only bringing back a handful, or less, of customers each time. All of our crews and many others from outside our region are continuing to do all they can to get power back onto everyone as soon as possible,” says Orion Chief Executive Rob Jamieson.
“I thank those remaining customers without power for their ongoing patience and tolerance,” continues Mr Jamieson.
We ask any residents using generators to get them installed by registered electricians to ensure the safety of the linesmen repairing the network.
If you see a fallen power line, or a tree on a power line, please stay well clear and call us on 0800 363 9898.
Our next update will be at 4.00pm Sunday.