At 11:59 a.m. 05/08/2002 +1200, Mark Foster wrote:
Just heard from one of our NOC team here that there seems to be a power
outage in Wellington which has certainly affected Citilink (one of our
links is down) and by the looks also Actrix (who dissapeared off the face
of the map earlier this morning.)
>Just in case anyone else is wondering why things
are being a bit strange.
The Power co had a cable fault they eventually found. Initially another
substation fault was feared as a transformer tripped at the same time and
at the same place as the ring opened - which happened to NOT be the faulty
cable segment. After a few recloses (think "no shutdown" with lotsa power
behind you) the fault became apparent. (ie someone felt the ground shake)
and it was isolated. Most customers closed things down due to false
restarts with the recloses. We waited and installed a geny as the UPS was
horribly confused and pretty well dead. The outage affected New World,
Actrix (where CityLink have a switch) and most of Courtenay Place. There
were genies and extension cords everywhere.........even down the footpath.
The New World Sub needs some new paint on the switchgear.
Things are now restored and the power boys are off to do a location and dig.
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