Transpower is playing a key role is determining how best to protect vulnerable power grids from devastating geomagnetic storms caused by extreme solar activity.
The performance of our HVDC link directly affects our Grid and wholesale electricity market. Anything we do to improve the efficiency and robustness of this link provides value to all our customers – New Zealand consumers and generators.
View different combinations of sensitivities for each of the scenarios presented in the 2020 Security of Supply Annual Assessment. Scenarios and sensitivities are described in Section 3 of the assessment.
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Over the last year, our Enterprise Services Support (ESS) team has used Kanban to significantly reduce incident turnaround times.
Small lightweight detectors based on low power, low bandwidth Internet of Things (IoT) devices promise to deliver simple, reliable detection so we can quickly respond to climbing incidents.
Following the success of a machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) innovation sprint in 2017, we see the potential for AI to search, extract and collate expert information for engineers and service providers working on our Grid.
We need everyone on the lookout for people (and teams) you work with who are leading the way with excellent safety behaviours and performance, helping get everyone working for Transpower home safely every day.
All about solar
Have you ever wondered what the impacts on the power system are if everyone put solar panels on their roof? Here at Transpower, so have we.
We need to understand what electricty flows into and out of a region might be at different times of the day and therefore what changes we might need to make to the Grid to enable new technologies such as PV to be widely used.
Latest update: January 2018
In June 2017, we released an Invitation to Comment on a possible Operational Review 2 of the Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM). This was following the Electricity Authority announcement that it needed to prepare a new cost-benefit analysis before any decisions could be made about its review into the TPM Guidelines.
Transpower as system operator has created the extended reserve compliance report template and made changes to the Companion Guide for Testing of Assets.