Whakamaru School students were treated to front row seats for a series of tower "lifts" as Transpower continued tower erection on the Wairakei to Whakamaru transmission line last week.
Work in and around the Whakamaru substation is continuing and for safety reasons we will be temporarily be diverting the trail.
As part of the construction activities for the new line, we will be constructing foundations for two towers at the Whakamaru substation.
Summary of summer work and traffic disruption
From late January through to May 2013 Transpower will set up a construction site just north of the Sulphur Beach dinghy lockers.
Underground cabling along Ti Rakau Drive is about to get underway at two sites progressing towards Pakuranga substation near Burswood Drive.
Following from its November/December 2012 work, the Grid Owner is about to undertake further trial testing of its market contracting systems and processes in advance of the HVDC Pole 3 commissioning. The table below sets out the test...
Budding young line mechanics were treated to the "in's and out's" of the electrical industry last week headed by the national grid owner and operator, Transpower NZ Ltd.
HVDC Market testing trial
On 15 October 2012, Transpower advised the following to the electricity market by way of a Customer Advice Notice (CAN).