Media Statement From The Electricity Authority
The Electricity Authority is disappointed some consumers
were left without electricity last night and as the industry
regulator, we are concerned about the system
Transpower as the electricity system
operator is responsible for managing supply emergencies and
providing information on security of
Transpower issued notices and requested action
by participants to balance supply and demand.
resulted in power cuts for many consumers without warning.
The Authority does not consider this acceptable and we will
be reviewing the event.
James Stevenson-Wallace, Chief
Executive of the Electricity
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