Grid reconfiguration – Bells Pond-Waitaki 110 kV transmission constraint

13 October 2016

Under the Electricity Industry Participation Code, Transpower is required to demonstrate a net benefit for any temporary or permanent reconfiguration of the grid.

Project Grid reconfiguration details Documentation Assessment
Bells Pond transmission constraint - contingency plan

This document informs stakeholders of our intention to reconfigure the Lower Waitaki Valley 110 kV network, by introducing a system split  at Studholme, in the event that:

  • there is higher than anticipated peak load in the Lower Waitaki region, and/or
  • demand response is insufficient to keep line loadings within the circuit rating
Supporting information [ pdf 643.75 KB ] October 2016



Approach and assumptions for undertaking cost/benefit analysis [ pdf 268.3 KB ]