Future-proofing Your Power Supply
Securing power for Palmerston North
We are currently working on a series of five projects for the Palmerston North community to ensure they have continued security of power supply.
Our task is to expand, rebalance and renew the sub-transmission network and zone substation supply capacity.
Up to the end of CPP – Year One we have:
- Progressed construction of a new CBD zone substation called Ferguson St, with commissioning in June 2019
- Installed new 33kV cables from Pascal St, Main St and the new Ferguson St substation, working alongside Palmerston North City Council
- Installed ducts across the He Ara Kotahi pedestrian bridge in preparation for future cable circuits
In the future, new dual circuit 33kV cables will link the Ferguson St substation to the Linton grid exit point, with the cables running over the He Ara Kotahi bridge. A second power transformer will also be added at Ferguson St substation.
These investments will help to ensure the Palmerston North CBD electricity supply is reliable and keeps up with the future demands of the growing city.