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Gas Upgrade Prepares Wellington For The Future

Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:10 am | Powerco

Businesses in central Wellington are seeing the benefits of a major four-year upgrade of the capital’s gas pipelines, which was completed in May. The upgrade was undertaken by gas distribution utility Powerco in partnership with its contractors Downer and ... More >>

Powerco Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 9:19 am | Powerco

Powerco's Board of Directors has appointed Mr James Kilty as its next Chief Executive Officer. Mr Kilty has been with Contact Energy for nearly 20 years and has made a huge contribution to the business and to the industry in that time. He has worked ... More >>

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines

Wednesday, 9 January 2013, 9:45 am | Powerco

Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds this morning in the Manawatu region. More >>

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines

Friday, 7 September 2012, 12:10 pm | Powerco

Keep Clear of Downed Power Lines Powerco is warning people to stay away from any power lines brought down by strong winds over the next couple of days. The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for central and southern parts of New Zealand, ... More >>

Powerco Update: Restoration Efforts Continue

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 4:37 pm | Powerco

Powerco made excellent gains today restoring power to areas where supply had been cut due to extreme weather. Last night, high winds damaged overhead lines in the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Manawatu. More >>

Severe Weather Causes Further Power Cuts

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 9:51 am | Powerco

MEDIA RELEASE 22 March 2012 9.30am Severe Weather Causes Further Power Cuts Extreme winds have battered Powerco’s electricity network in the Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and Manawatu, causing widespread power cuts. The storm caused trees and branches ... More >>

Good Progress Made Restoring Power Supply to Customers

Wednesday, 21 March 2012, 4:35 pm | Powerco

Powerco continues to make good progress restoring power to customers who lost supply when severe winds battered the electricity network yesterday. Field staff have been working to repair damaged parts of the network throughout the day, and will continue ... More >>

Powerco Advises Customers - Prepare For Night without Power

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 5:32 pm | Powerco

Powerco is advising customers who are currently without power to prepare to be off overnight. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh said the severe winds had been forecast to abate this evening but there was no sign of conditions easing. More >>

Wild Weather Slows Restoration Efforts

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 4:57 pm | Powerco

Dangerous winds and road closures are hampering efforts to restore power to customers in Taranaki. High winds have continued to cause trees and branches to tear down overhead lines, leading to power cuts across the region throughout the day. More >>

Severe Weather Causes Power Cuts Across Taranaki

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 10:38 am | Powerco

20 March 2012 10.30am Severe Weather Causes Power Cuts Across Taranaki High winds have caused trees and branches to tear down overhead lines, leading to power cuts across Taranaki early this morning. Powerco Network Operations Manager Phil Marsh ... More >>

Trees Contribute to Power Cuts During Storm

Monday, 12 March 2012, 1:01 pm | Powerco

The storm that lashed South Taranaki and Wanganui last weekend is a timely reminder for land owners to ensure their trees are kept trimmed well clear of overhead lines. More >>

Power Restoration Work Continues

Sunday, 11 March 2012, 2:00 pm | Powerco

11 March 2012 – 2pm Release #18 Power Restoration Work Continues Powerco is making good progress in restoring power to customers in South Taranaki and Wanganui today. Key parts of the network have been rebuilt at sites across the two regions after ... More >>

Power Restoration Work Continues Over Long Weekend

Saturday, 10 March 2012, 2:14 pm | Powerco

10 March 2012 – 2pm Release #17 Power Restoration Work Continues Over Long Weekend Powerco continues to make steady progress restoring power to its severely damaged electricity network in South Taranaki and Wanganui. More >>

Power Restoration Work to Continue Over Long Weekend

Friday, 9 March 2012, 3:46 pm | Powerco

Lines crews will continue to restore power to properties in Wanganui and South Taranaki over Taranaki Anniversary Weekend. Around 500 customers remain without power. The majority are in remote rural areas of Wanganui, Patea, Waverley and the Waitotara ... More >>

Network Rebuild a Huge Task

Thursday, 8 March 2012, 4:39 pm | Powerco

Line crews contended with gusty winds, difficult terrain and complex rebuilding work today as they focused on getting power back on to properties in Wanganui and South Taranaki. Significant gains were made today, with supply restored to another 600 ... More >>

Good Progress on Rebuilding Damaged Lines

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 5:17 pm | Powerco

Lines crews are making good progress restoring power to customers in Whanganui and South Taranaki. More >>

Restoration Efforts Continue Unabated

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 12:03 pm | Powerco

Powerco is focused on rebuilding severely damaged parts of the network in remote areas of Whanganui Patea, Waverley and the Waitotara Valley today. More >>

Electricity Companies Rally to Help Restoration Efforts

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 4:57 pm | Powerco

Powerco has been flooded with offers of assistance from other electricity businesses and contractors to help get power back on to people in Whanganui and South Taranaki. More >>

Photos: Storm damage to Powerco’s network

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 2:04 pm | Powerco

Photos of damage to Powerco’s network in South Taranaki following Saturday’s storm. More >>

Powerco Still Restoring Power in Whanganui & South Taranaki

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 12:04 pm | Powerco

Powerco continues to make steady progress restoring power to its severely damaged electricity network in South Taranaki and Whanganui. Key parts of the network have been rebuilt at sites across the two regions after extreme winds on Saturday, but ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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