Fault a mystery

Generators have been powering the East Coast overnight and this morning after a mystery fault on Eastland Network’s 50kV line between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay.

General manager Brent Stewart said at about 5.30pm last night supply was lost to the East Coast, affecting about 2400 customers. The cause was still unknown, he said this morning.

Power was progressively restored to East Coast customers through the use of generators at Tolaga Bay, Ruatoria and Te Araroa from 5.45pm.

All affected had power restored by about 6.45pm.

Mr Stewart said supply would be maintained to the East Coast by generators until the 50kV fault had been found and rectified.

Generators have been powering the East Coast overnight and this morning after a mystery fault on Eastland Network’s 50kV line between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay.

General manager Brent Stewart said at about 5.30pm last night supply was lost to the East Coast, affecting about 2400 customers. The cause was still unknown, he said this morning.

Power was progressively restored to East Coast customers through the use of generators at Tolaga Bay, Ruatoria and Te Araroa from 5.45pm.

All affected had power restored by about 6.45pm.

Mr Stewart said supply would be maintained to the East Coast by generators until the 50kV fault had been found and rectified.

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