Transpower crews have made good progress on repairs and are starting to undertake commissioning tests on the equipment.
Transpower advises that there is currently a power outage affecting the Cambridge area following an explosion at the Cambridge substation.
As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower will be undertaking a line survey and joint testing on some of its transmission lines in the Auckland and Waikato areas.
Axle the Mechatronic Stage Prop Dog, designed by student Adam Gorrie of Kavanagh College, Dunedin, won the Senior Prize in the Transpower Neighbourhood Engineer Awards this year.
Power has been restored to the Hawkes Bay area. Lines companies will progressively restore power to customers.
At 2.10pm we experienced a loss of power supply to parts of the Bay of Plenty region and Tauranga.
At 4:32pm there was a failure at the Otahuhu substation, causing a momentary voltage dip in the upper North Island. All Transpower's equipment remained in service and supply was maintained.
Winners in the 2012 Transpower STAR Awards recognising achievement and excellence in safety in the electricity transmission industry were announced last night.
Transpower today announced the finalists in the 2012 Transpower STAR Awards which recognise achievement and excellence in safety in the electricity industry.
Our stringing crews had a captive audience recently, when thousands of passing motorists were treated to helicopters and linesmen pulling conductor over State Highway One and Lake Karapiro.