Community & Environment

Heatwave places pressure on electricity network

Generators will continue to provide a temporary power supply to some Hamilton households as soaring temperatures cause unprecedented equipment issues.

WEL spokesperson Mark Keller says throughout the evening WEL’s crews have installed generators to provide a temporary power supply to affected customers. These will remain in operation while repairs take place over the next few days.

“Crews are on sites across city investigating the root cause of the faults and will be doing their best to return the power supply back to normal as soon as possible.”

Mark’s reminding residents to put safety first at all times.

“As repairs are made residents may experience brief outages as power is restored and generators are removed. For your safety, please treat power lines and supply points as live at all times, as the power could come back on at any time. Stay clear of crews and generators in the area.”

Residents are encouraged to stay updated via the outages page on WEL’s website https://www.wel.co.nz/. If you have a power outage but you can’t see your specific area on the map contact WEL’s call centre on 0800 800 935.

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