Grid Support Contracts

Transpower has developed a Grid Support Contract (GSC) Product. GSCs assist Transpower to manage risks resulting from any construction delays, higher than forecast demand growth or major asset failure, and to defer some transmission investment under certain conditions.

The scope of the standard contract includes consideration of all forms of non-transmission options including large and small generation and both aggregated and distributed demand side participation (DSP).

A Grid Support Contract might be an option for the Waikato and Upper North Island Voltage Management Investigation.

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