Approximately 16,000 customers are without power across the wider Taupo region this morning.
Unison’s Relationship Manager Danny Gough said the outage was caused by a fault on Transpower’s network around 8.40am this morning.
“Unison has been advised by Transpower they are investigating an issue relating to the 33kV switchboard at their Wairakei substation. They will provide us with an update as soon as they have completed their inspection” said Mr Gough.
Taupo customers are being asked to monitor Unison’s Facebook page for updates www.facebook.com/UnisonNetworks, or to call its’ customer service team on 0800 2 86476.
Unison apologies for the inconvenience and thanks everyone for their patience this morning.