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Grid Emergency Resolved

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 1:02 pm | Transpower

As a result of unexpected losses of electricity generation this morning Transpower called a grid emergency to enable it to maintain grid security. The grid emergency allowed the System Operator to work with lines companies to remove controllable load ... More >>

Transpower Consulting On Renewable Energy Zones

Monday, 28 February 2022, 9:06 am | Transpower

Transpower today launched a national consultation on the concept of Renewable Energy Zones and a potential pilot project in Northland. Transpower General Manager External Affairs, Raewyn Moss, said Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) are a way of providing electricity ... More >>

Transpower’s Grid Skills Awards Its First NZQA Qualification

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 12:16 pm | Transpower

Transpower’s Private Training Establishment (PTE), Grid Skills, has been accredited to offer and award the Electricity Supply (Substation Maintenance) Level 4 qualification by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), adding to its investment in training ... More >>

New Transpower Tool Unlocks Electricity Emissions Tracking For All

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1:50 pm | Transpower

Transpower’s specialist metering and market services business Energy Market Services (EMS) today launched a new service and dashboard to track the real time carbon emissions intensity of the electricity system. The carbon emissions tracker unlocks the potential ... More >>

Aotearoa On Track For A Low Carbon Future – For Now

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 12:18 pm | Transpower

Transpower has published its six monthly monitoring report on the transformation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s energy system towards assisting the net zero carbon transition. It shows that while good progress is being made, this must be built upon. “It’s ... More >>

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 >>