More people are connecting to our electricity network –and we are responding by upgrading our equipment to meet this demand as well as making our network safer and more reliable.
The two transformers at our Maungatapere substation are being upgraded, so we can now pump through 50% more power to meet the growth in this area.
This substation currently powers 3400 homes and businesses around Maungatapere and when finished will be able to support an additional 1300 homes.
The project will cost just under $1m, with around $750k being invested so far. It is due to be completed in June.