The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT), the majority owner of infrastructure group Vector Limited is pleased that the power supply is now being restored following the recent Penrose substation outage.

Trust Chairman, William Cairns, says AECT was very concerned about the impact of the outage on many homes, businesses and community groups and is aware of the problems it has caused to the people of Auckland.

The Trust has been in close contact with Vector in monitoring progress in responding to the outage. It was briefed by Vector CEO Simon Mackenzie on Monday, and all Trustees were formally briefed by Vector this afternoon.

“The Trustees are satisfied that all that could be done was done to restore power as safely and as quickly as possible, without fatality or injury. AECT thanks the people of Auckland for their patience.

“Along with the hard work of the Vector crews, we would also like to acknowledge Transpower, The Fire Service, Northpower and Electrix who all worked on the incident over the past few days to get the power back on.”

Vector and Transpower and the Minister of Energy have announced enquiries.

 Mr Cairns says that AECT welcomes these as an important part of the review process in ensuring continual security of supply.