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Wet Weekend Weather Adds to Outages

Wet Weekend Weather Adds to Outages

Network Summary for week ending 11 August 2013


ELECTRICITY
There was one car vs pole incident in Mt Wellington during the week. However, the inclement weather and slippery roads over the weekend saw another six car v pole incidents in Mangere, Hillsborough, Clevedon, Titirangi, Massey and Kumeu.
There was a spate of fires across the region with our crews being called out to eight separate incidents from Sandspit in the North, to Central Auckland, and South to Otahuhu. Vector crews isolated the power quickly and secured the premises.
GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
There was one incident where a contractor struck a gas pipe in Hamilton while carrying out work in the area. A smell of gas was also reported in Mangere East and Bucklands Beach. In the Bucklands Beach incident, urgent repairs were required to a gas pipe struck by third party contractors and the work was completed quickly.

PROJECTS

The $8 million upgrade in Rosedale Road, Auckland is well underway with the installation of two kilometres of ducting complete and the construction of a substation about to begin.
The work is part of a major upgrade to strengthen and secure power into the area. Cabling will be installed through the ducts in the later part of this year in conjunction with the electrical installation works at the new substation on Rosedale Road.

SHORTS

• Vector owns over 17,737 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.
• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.


Vector owns and manages a unique portfolio which consists of electricity distribution, gas transmission and distribution, electricity and gas metering installations and data management services, natural gas and LPG and fibre optic networks.
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