Participant outage plan
Under the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010, all electricity distributors are required to prepare a Participant Rolling Outage Plan.
This document, which must be consistent with the System Operator Rolling Outage Plan, is required as a plan for managing severe energy shortages - although these are highly unlikely - and must include details of how rolling outages would be planned and implemented.
Rolling power outages are a last resort measure for managing severe energy shortages. Under normal conditions they should not be necessary, but it is prudent to plan for contingencies where they may be required.
Vector's participant rolling outage plan has been approved by the System Operator.