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Transpower Releases Independent Report Into Events Of August 9

Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 1:06 pm | Transpower

Transpower’s Chief Executive Alison Andrew has today released an independent report into the grid emergency of August 9 when insufficient generation was available to meet demand, leading to some customers being disconnected. Ms Andrew says the organisation ... More >>

UPDATE 7:30pm Grid Emergency August 17

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 7:25 pm | Transpower

What is the latest? More generation was offered, demand has dropped and we have passed the evening peak. The risk of a power outage this evening has passed, barring a major plant failure. We are not aware of any ‘lights out’ except for those ... More >>

Statement On 9 August Power Outages

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:23 am | Transpower

Transpower thanks everyone for their patience in dealing with power outages that affected some consumers across the North Island yesterday evening. The outages occurred as record demand coincided with insufficient generation which resulted in the need ... More >>

New Telecommunications Cable For Cook Strait

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:22 pm | Transpower

An unfamiliar ship will be in Wellington Harbour soon as part of work to install a new telecommunications cable across the Cook Strait. The cable ship Reliance will be undertaking the work for National Grid owner and operator Transpower who will ... More >>

Transpower assets damaged by Rangitata flooding

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 3:05 pm | Transpower

Transpower advises that nine of its towers on one transmission line crossing the Rangitata River have been damaged by the flooding. More >>

Award-winning collaboration uses innovative 3D modelling

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:21 am | Transpower

Award-winning collaboration uses innovative 3D modelling to ensure public safety More >>

Transpower’s drones set to improve safety and detect faults

Monday, 28 January 2019, 3:53 pm | Transpower

Transpower is currently testing new unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) technologies to cut the number of helicopter flights required for visual inspections of its assets. The transition away from helicopters for this type of work will reduce the noise ... More >>

Catch fish – not cables!

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:22 am | Transpower

Transpower is reminding all those heading out on the water this summer of restrictions in the Cook Strait Cable Protection Zone (CPZ). More >>

Sustainability, efficiency key to Transpower’s future

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:45 am | Transpower

We have submitted our third regulatory control period proposal to the Commerce Commission, setting out our vision for the national grid between 2020 - 2025. More >>

Planned maintenance work on HVDC link from 22 - 27 November

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 12:39 pm | Transpower

Transpower is undertaking some planned maintenance work on the HVDC link- the transmission line running between North and South Island. The HVDC link includes 570 km (around 530 km in the South and 40 km in the North) of transmission line, plus 40 km of undersea ... More >>

Planned power outage from midnight - wider Taupō region

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:50 pm | Transpower

Following yesterday’s events in Taupō, our engineers have identified that further work needs to be done at the Wairakei substation to avoid the risk of another unexpected outage. More >>

Power outage update: Wider Taupō region

Monday, 19 November 2018, 6:36 pm | Transpower

This update follows our earlier update on the outage affecting the Wider Taupō region. Our crews are currently onsite and have restored power to Wairakei substation. We estimate it will take some time for Unison to restore power to individuals and businesses ... More >>

Power outage update: Wider Taupō region

Monday, 19 November 2018, 1:21 pm | Transpower

At 08:41 this morning a fault occurred in the switch room of our Wairakei substation. The switch room was locked and sealed. There was no damage to people or property. More >>

Merge Café makeover moves closer thanks to $30,000 boost

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:26 pm | Transpower

Lifewise Trust is a step closer to refurbishing and expanding its café in central Auckland which provides a haven for homeless people thanks to a $30,000 grant from Transpower’s CommunityCare Fund. More >>

Wahanui Urupā Extension Work Gets Grant

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4:34 pm | Transpower

Plans by two hapū of Ngāti Pikiao to expand their Wahanui urupā, or burial site, near Lake Rotoehu have received a boost thanks to a $36,000 grant from Transpower’s CommunityCare Fund. More >>

Transpower deploys robots in pilot programme

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 6:21 pm | Transpower

Embracing innovative technology in its work on the National Grid, Transpower is looking to robots to help deliver quicker restoration times in remote locations, and save consumers money in the process. Transpower’s robot pilot programme is now underway ... More >>

Transpower announces transmission industry STAR Awards

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:38 pm | Transpower

Transpower today announced details for the transmission industry’s 2018 STAR Awards. The STAR Awards recognise achievement and excellence in safety in the electricity transmission industry, and winners are held in the highest regard by their peers. More >>

Transpower supports young women in ShadowTech day 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 11:26 am | Transpower

Transpower has once again put its support behind ShadowTech, providing workplace mentors to female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. More >>

Transpower announces new Director and Deputy Chair

Friday, 27 April 2018, 1:15 pm | Transpower

Transpower today announced the appointment of a new Director to its Board, and the appointment of a new Deputy Chair. More >>

Planned power outage for Raetihi and surrounding areas

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 12:08 pm | Transpower

As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to undertake essential maintenance work to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to Raetihi and the surrounding areas. More >>