East Coast power mystery solved . . .

insulator the culprit.

insulator the culprit.

A failed insulator caused the power outage on Tuesday night that affected about 2400 consumers on the East Coast served by Eastland Network’s 50kV line.

The fault occurred on the section of line between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay.

Generators were used to provide electricity after a “mystery” fault occurred on the line about 5.30pm that night.

“Repairs were completed and normal supply configuration restored to the Coast at noon yesterday,” said network general manager Brent Stewart.

“The cause of the fault was a failed 50kV insulator and investigations continue into the reason for that insulator failure.”

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

A failed insulator caused the power outage on Tuesday night that affected about 2400 consumers on the East Coast served by Eastland Network’s 50kV line.

The fault occurred on the section of line between Gisborne and Tolaga Bay.

Generators were used to provide electricity after a “mystery” fault occurred on the line about 5.30pm that night.

“Repairs were completed and normal supply configuration restored to the Coast at noon yesterday,” said network general manager Brent Stewart.

“The cause of the fault was a failed 50kV insulator and investigations continue into the reason for that insulator failure.”

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

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