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OVERVIEW

To support future commercial growth and ensure the long-term reliability of the power supply in the Wairarapa town, Powerco is upgrading Greytown’s electricity network.

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The challenge

To replace ageing assets to ensure customers, including businesses, in the area have a power supply that meets their needs now and in the future.

The solution

The delivery of $1.6 million of renewal work that involves upgrading and maintaining a variety of electrical equipment, including power poles, crossarms, and rewiring sections of power lines.

In order to complete the work quickly, a series of planned, intermittent power outages in and around Greytown occur during October, November and early December.

The benefit

Upgrading the electricity network in the town now, to allow for the growth occurring and a more reliable supply, will help avoid unplanned power outages in the long-term.

If you have any queries about this work, please contact a member of our team at customerexperience@powerco.co.nz

Milestones

Construct new substation building

The first part of the South Waikato Grid Connection project is to replace the building - which doesn’t meet earthquake resilience standards - and upgrade the equipment at the Putaruru substation.

Route for new circuit between Arapuni and Putaruru confirmed

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Planned power cut during this period

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Construction of the circuit and new transformer at Putaruru substation

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FAQ

We strive to minimise impact in the design and placement of network infrastructure and we’re still planning and consulting on the route for the new circuit. The circuit will be a mix of overhead lines – which you will see, and underground cable – which you won’t see. You’ll also see a new building at our Putaruru substation, replacing the ageing existing building there.

We can never guarantee supply 100% of the time, however, the number and length of outages you experience will be reduced.  

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