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Network summary for week ending 6 September 2015

Network summary for week ending 6 September 2015

Electricity

A large seagull struck lines in Bayswater on Sunday morning causing an area outage.

The equipment was quickly repaired, sadly the bird did not survive.

An emergency shutdown had to be carried out in Silverdale, to remove trees that were interfering with powerlines. Trees also caused lines to spark in Huapai during the week. One in four outages is caused by trees, especially in bad weather. If you do see a tree growing into our network lines, please report it to us by email info@vector.co.nz or call 0508 VECTOR.

Our crews made a site safe in Manurewa after a car vs pole incident during the week. A council asset was damaged, and it was referred to the council by our crews. Repairs were also carried out after car vs pole incidents in New Lynn, Clevedon and Parakai during the week. No damage was caused when a vehicle struck a transformer in Massey North.

House/building fires saw power isolated to addresses in Glen Eden, Remuera, Te Atatu Peninsula and Devonport during the week. Our crews were on site to advise that an isolation wasn’t necessary at the Te Atatu Peninsula incident.

Gas

Emergency services advised us of third party damage to our gas network in Mairangi Bay during the week. All necessary repairs were carried out by our service provider.

Projects

Vector’s East Tamaki district regulator station, which provides the largest supply of gas to East Auckland, has been upgraded. This upgrade has optimised gas supply to the East Auckland area, and will support projected growth in the region.

Our crews were on site in East Tamaki for several weeks, and the project was completed at the end of August.


Shorts

• Vector owns over 18,000 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 is New Zealand’s leading multi-network infrastructure company which delivers energy and communication services to more than one million homes and businesses across the country. The company owns and manages a unique portfolio of businesses, which consists of electricity distribution, gas transmission and distribution, electricity and gas metering installations, data management services, natural gas and LPG, fibre optic networks along with solar and energy storage solutions. Vector is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with ticker symbol VCT. Our majority shareholder, with a 75.4% stake, is the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT).

For further information, visit www.vector.co.nz


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