Dunedin outage cause found

The cause of an extensive street light outage in Dunedin on Wednesday night has been confirmed.

An Aurora Energy spokeswoman said a temporary reconfiguration in the network at the Halfway Bush grid exit point caused a delay to street lights being turned on in Kaikorai Valley, the central business district and Halfway Bush.

The street lights were turned on at 8.26pm after a fault technician inspected the site.


And did the sky fall? Perhaps we should go without street lights more often? Save money and enjoy the stars!







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