Our Otago climate is changing with more frequent adverse weather events, and more extreme weather highs and lows. Like anywhere in New Zealand, there is potential for a major earthquake in our region.
A more resilient network is better able to withstand a severe storm or major natural disaster.
What our proposed plan delivers for customers
The work we will do
By 2022, we will have completed seismic strengthening of our zone substation buildings.
Renewals and upgrades of substations will increase their resilience. We would begin work to add resilience to Dunedin’s high voltage network. Our business continuity measures would be strengthened.
What you get as a customer
An improvement in the levels of emergency preparedness and response in the event of a major natural disaster.
Options for further investment
Additional investment was considered, which we think can wait until after the three year CPP period. See our Your Network, Your Say Consultation Document Option A: Improved reliability for worst-served customers, page 47.
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