On 15 October 2012, Transpower advised the following to the electricity market by way of a Customer Advice Notice (CAN):
- Siemens advises that testing of Pole 3 within the market will now start in January 2013. The planned completion date for Pole 3 commissioning is now in early April 2013.
- The existing ‘bi-pole’ outage in early November (31/10 to 8/11) will go ahead as planned.
- An additional, shorter ‘bi-pole’ outage will be required just prior to the start of Pole 3 testing in January. Further information on the dates for this outage will be provided later.