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.
There are three areas of potential constraint in Transpower's North Island network with respect to the amount of generation required to be connected/transported around the island due to New Zealand's progress to a zero-carbon economy. This project is about investigating the capacity of the 220 kV grid between Bunnythorpe and Whakamaru. Similar projects are underway with respect to the capacity of the HVDC and further investment in the Wairakei Ring (subsequent to the Atiamuri series reactor project underway).