Sub­sta­tion switched on

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A new in­ner city sub­sta­tion will pro­vide the in­fra­struc­ture to deal with Auck­land’s pro­jected pop­u­la­tion boom, power dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany Vec­tor says.

The 220 kV Hob­son St Sub­sta­tion was opened last week to house both Vec­tor and Trans­power equip­ment pro­vid­ing elec­tric­ity to the cen­tral city.

A tun­nel and four new build­ings were built to house both com­pany’s sub­sta­tions.

The project puts in place key foun­da­tions for Auck­land’s fu­ture growth, Vec­tor chief ex­ec­u­tive Si­mon Macken­zie says.

‘‘This project means we have the in­fra­struc­ture in place to deal with a pro­jected pop­u­la­tion of al­most two mil­lion peo­ple by 2031,’’ he says.

The Hob­son St Sub­sta­tion will con­nect to Trans­power’s larger North Auck­land and North­land project due for com­ple­tion early next year, cre­at­ing a trans­mis­sion ring around Auck­land and across the Har­bour Bridge to sup­ply elec­tric­ity north.

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