Power was generated to cover supply during outage.
Power was recently turned off in the Tekapo area to future proof Transpower’s substation, ensuring it can continue to cope with the region’s new developments and ongoing growth.
Following months of detailed planning, the power was switched off in the Mt Cook and Braemar Road areas for 16 hours to allow Transpower to carry out essential upgrades to their Tekapo substation.
NETcon was pleased to support Alpine Energy and assisted through the management and monitoring of an alternative source of power during the scheduled outage.
The company’s experienced team deployed Alpine Energy’s two large trailer mounted 900kVA generators to Tekapo to provide electricity for residents, businesses and tourists during the two-day disconnect from the national grid.
Two additional smaller generators — a 275kVA & a 500kVA — were positioned at strategic points in Tekapo to assist with generating power to individual areas inside the township.
A team from NETcon’s Technical Services Department, made up of technicians, electrical fitters and line mechanics, were based in Tekapo for two days monitoring the generators 24-7 and making sure there was a constant supply of power.
Aside from a couple of technical issues the team was able to deliver a smooth transition between the national grid and the mobile generators.
General Manager Dan Batchelor said the project and the way it was executed is a credit to both the NETcon team and to the wider Tekapo community. “It was always going to be a challenging ask, but the team’s expertise, experience and co-ordinated approach delivered a result they and the community can be really proud of.”