Grid Company calls for answers
Transpower is asking for anyone with ideas that could delay the need for new power lines into Auckland to come forward. As owner and operator of the national electricity grid, Transpower is planning up to $1.5 billion of new investment. But before it can be approved, it needs to assure the Electricity Commission there is not a better way of doing the job. So it has publicly asked for possible "non-transmission" alternatives for meeting the rapidly increasing demand in Auckland and Northland. This could include new power stations or ways of reducing peak demand. Instead of big power stations and long transmission lines, there is an increasing trend towards smaller generators, built closer to where the electricity is actually needed. The above extract from the NZ HERALD indicates the need for radical future plans to alleviate the very real problem we are faced with in New Zealand. Address this problem, by providing an answer to Transpower.
The question belongs to Electrical Engineering and it discusses about writing a report on alternatives to erection of additional transmission lines.
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