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Powerco Replaces Cable

July 17, 2008

A powercut six weeks ago, that saw 1900 homes left in the dark, was caused by a faulty cable. An investigation into the June 4 black- out has revealed a cable joint failed, Powerco network operations manager Ross Dixon said yesterday. Since then, Powerco has replaced the entire cable along that section of the Pioneer Highway to ensure improved reliability of electricity supply for customers in the area, he said.

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