Due to a grid emergency, leading electricity distributors, Vector, were forced to cut electricity in about 9000 homes in Auckland on 8th June 2020.

The outage was spread across Mt Altert, Mt Roskill and part s of Blockhouse Bay, as per the map on Vector’s website.

Most of the power was restored on the same day, and some suburbs like Richardson Road and Sandringham Road extension took a while longer to work through.

Vector said it had received a notification from Transpower of a “grid emergency” and was told to immediately reduce the electricity load in parts of Mt Roskill, Mt Albert and Sandringham.

“We have now received an instruction to reinstate electricity from Transpower, so power has now been restored to all customers,” a spokeswoman said just before 8pm.

“We understand it’s inconvenient to be without power especially at this time of night – it’s something that we have to do when asked by Transpower.”


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