Power and Water Corporation (NT) has accepted the findings of the Utilities Commission investigation into a system black event that occurred on 12 March 2014.

The findings of the report present a range of challenges for Power and Water however the Corporation remains focussed on improving its services and delivery for customers across the Northern Territory said Managing Director John Baskerville.

“There is no doubt that some of the findings are difficult for Power and Water, they raise some challenging issues,” Mr Baskerville said.

“However Power and Water remains committed to providing safe, efficient, reliable electricity, water and sewerage service to our customers.

“This means we will look carefully at the report and its recommendations and categorise these into key areas of reform:

  • Infrastructure and equipment
  • Systems
  • Processes and procedures
  • Skills and training

“Power and Water will also engage someone independent to oversee the implementation of the recommendations; to ensure they are carried out.

“Rigour will be at the heart of this implementation with a clear process of reporting.

“Power and Water staff remain on the job, improving our service, staying focussed on the tasks at hand.

“We take our responsibility seriously and will now concentrate on improving our service to our customers and delivering on our commitment to Territorians,” Mr Baskerville said.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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