Rolling Outage Plans

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In planning for a shortage of supply, we have prepared and published a rolling outage plan. 

Early 2016, through industry consultation, the System Operator updated the rolling outage plan and gained Electricity Authority approval in May 2016.  The updated System Operator Rolling Outage Plan SOROP is effective from 19th June 2016.

The document below is the approved System Operator Rolling Outage Plan.

System Operator Rolling Outage Plan [ pdf 251.34 KB ] effective from 19th June 2016

Approved Rolling Outage Plans

Preparedness to deliver on the plan is a continuous cycle and it is imperative plans are kept up to date.

Participants who have an approved rolling outage plan should forward any amended plans to the email address After receiving your revised outage plan, we will be in touch to work through the approval process.

The System Operator is currently developing a participant rolling outage plan template to assist relevant participants in the preparation of their plans.  We will be working with industry in the coming months to ensure that this template is fit for purpose, and expect to finalise a template in the year.

Below are links to approved participant rolling outage plans.

Aurora Orion
Buller Electricity Scanpower
Carter Holt Harvey (Kinleith) The Lines Company
Centralines Top Energy
Counties Power Pacific Steel
Eastland Network Pan Pac
Electra Powerco
Electricity Ashburton PowerNet
Horizon Energy RTANZ
Mainpower Unison
Marlborough Lines Vector
Network Tasman Waipa Networks
Network Waitaki WEL Networks
Norske Skog Tasman Wellington Electricity
Northpower Westpower
NZ Steel Winstone Pulp