Vector cautions customers to be prepared for the possibility of outages with the Met Service warning of stormy weather which is predicted to hit in the early hours of tomorrow morning (Saturday).
Vector Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie said stormy weather can have a significant impact on the electricity network and the company was fully aware of the frustration that outages can cause.
“We do not expect too many issues but recommend that customers always be prepared for the possibility of an outage during inclement weather,” he said.
Mr Mackenzie said that Vector’s field crews have been put on alert and all efforts will be made to respond to any outages as soon as possible.
Vector wants the opportunity to remind people than in the event of an outage that they should;
Some preventative measures could include;
People using medical equipment that relies on electricity should always ensure they are prepared for power disruptions and if there is an immediate health threat, contact their health provider or call 111.
The public should be confident that Vector will work hard to restore power as quickly as possible at all times. The safety of the public and Vector’s contracting field staff is of primary importance.