Redeveloping our substation
The first part of the South Waikato Grid Connection project is to replace the building at our Putāruru substation.
We’re currently installing our 11kV switchboard equipment at our substation and installing new cabling through Putāruru. This replaces the existing equipment, in preparation for the new Grid Connection.
This work should be complete by December 2020.
We’ll be demolishing the old building and building our new 33kV switchroom at the substation site in 2021.
The transformer equipment will then be replaced to complete the substation upgrade.
Once the circuit from Transpower's Arapuni substation is built, it will terminate at the substation.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023The South Waikato National Grid Connection is now on load.View moreProject update
Stringing the lines
Thursday, November 03, 2022We're using helicopters to install lines for the South Waikato National Grid Connection. Road diversions and planned outages will be in place.View moreProject update
Making good progress
Wednesday, September 21, 2022Our contractors have been making good progress on construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection between Arapuni and Putāruru.View moreProject update
Thursday, May 05, 2022We've been using helicopters to help with the construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection.View moreProject update
Blessing our mahi
Tuesday, March 15, 2022We recently blessed the start of construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection.View moreProject update
Thursday, February 03, 2022Construction of our $43m South Waikato National Grid Connection has begun.View moreProject update
Incorporating feedback to finalise the design
Friday, July 02, 2021We're incorporating feedback from the community, council and Iwi to finalise the design of our new circuit.View moreProject update
Finalising the route
Thursday, June 17, 2021We’re working towards finalising the detailed design.View moreProject update
Continuing our detailed design
Monday, March 22, 2021We’re continuing to work with the local community to finalise the route for our new circuit.View moreProject update
Working with you - route options
Tuesday, December 15, 2020We're working with residents to determine the route that part of the circuit will take.View moreProject update
Connecting with customers
Monday, October 19, 2020Connecting with customers about our new connection.View more