2003 Northpower News
In this issue of ConsumerLine read about the importance of educating children on electrical safety; Northland’s only Rescue Helicopter and how it saved one Diver’s life and why you should call Northpower first before planning any underground digging or excavation.
A Northpower team has taken 1st place at the National Linesmen Competitions held in Hamilton over 3 days last week. 10 teams from around New Zealand competed for the trophy.
Northpower is pleased to announce a net profit for the financial year ending 31st March 2003 of $9.4m. The Board has also declared a final dividend of $3.3m to be paid to the Northpower Electric Power Trust.
Northpower has begun a $1.9M project to upgrade its older ripple control injection system. Northpower has used “ripple control systems” for the last 50 years to switch controllable load, such as water heaters, from peak load times to non peak load times.
On 15 November 2002 the Mangawhai 33,000 volt Substation tripped out due to a fault in the 33/11 kV transformer. This fault ignited the transformer oil and the subsequent fire destroyed the whole substation.
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