Transpower announced today that the latest addition to the National Grid – HVDC Pole 3 – has been commissioned and will be put into full-time service from 8pm tonight.
Transpower has released its third quarter report containing Transpower's unaudited financial results for the nine months ended 31 March 2013.
At 1:03pm, Transpower started to restore power to its network following a power outage that affected the Cambridge area since 12am this morning.
Transpower crews have made good progress on repairs and are starting to undertake commissioning tests on the equipment.
Transpower advises that there is currently a power outage affecting the Cambridge area following an explosion at the Cambridge substation.
As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower will be undertaking a line survey and joint testing on some of its transmission lines in the Auckland and Waikato areas.
Axle the Mechatronic Stage Prop Dog, designed by student Adam Gorrie of Kavanagh College, Dunedin, won the Senior Prize in the Transpower Neighbourhood Engineer Awards this year.
Power has been restored to the Hawkes Bay area. Lines companies will progressively restore power to customers.
At 2.10pm we experienced a loss of power supply to parts of the Bay of Plenty region and Tauranga.
At 4:32pm there was a failure at the Otahuhu substation, causing a momentary voltage dip in the upper North Island. All Transpower's equipment remained in service and supply was maintained.