Powerco Transmission Services sister company Independent Transmission Services was commissioned by Powerco to complete the upgrade of the existing Mt Maunganui Substation on Matapihi Road, Mt Maunganui.
The upgrade was required to cater for the increased growth and electricity demand in the Mt Maunganui area.
The upgraded substation is titled the Matapihi Zone Substation.
The upgrade started in April 2008, consisting of two new types of transformers and associated 33kV and 11kV equipment. A new switchboard was installed to increase the number of outgoing circuits from four to eight.
The upgrade is now complete and an ongoing maintenance contract is in place.
Mt Manganui Substation prior to construction.
The completed Matapihi Zone Substation.