Transpower New Zealand is making sure its lines continue to provide power to New Plymouth and surrounding areas, notwithstanding the demolition of the old power station right next door.
Transpower advises that this morning it had a piece of equipment at its Islington Substation fail.
Transpower has said that the importance of the HVDC Cook Strait Cable was highlighted recently when the master of a ship was prosecuted for anchoring in the Cook Strait Cable Protection Zone.
Transpower's report to the industry on the 12 November Auto Under Frequency Load Shedding Activation (AUFLS) has been published.
Transpower advises that power has been restored to the Fernhill area following a power outage this morning.
Transpower advises that Fernhill, which includes Hastings and the surrounding area, is currently experiencing a power outage affecting around 15,000 people.
Final high power tests on the new HVDC link were completed yesterday, with transfers of 1,195 MW being achieved (the link’s full capacity is 1,200 MW).
Transpower advises that an urgent power outage is required in the Hinuera area this Sunday 24 November from 9am – 3pm.
Transpower has released its preliminary report into the Automatic Under Frequency Load Shedding (AUFLS) event on November 12 which caused a loss of supply to some customers in the North Island.