What we're doing
We need to continually operate, maintain and develop New Zealand's transmission network - the National Grid - to ensure we meet the ongoing electricity needs of New Zealanders.
Transpower is commencing a project to install a new series reactor at Atiamuri to help balance load between the three circuits that make up the Wairakei Ring. The transmission lines that make up the “Wairakei Ring” run between Wairakei and Whakamaru, with the lower capacity line connecting through Atiamuri, and Ohakuri while the larger double circuit line connects directly between Wairakei and Whakamaru.
We expect to commission the new series reactor by 2023.