Transpower highlights November supply risks

Transpower highlights November supply risks
Gavin Evans
National grid operator Transpower is urging electricity industry participants to avoid scheduling any more maintenance work in the second half of November so it can maintain a sufficient capacity buffer.A combination of transmission work and planned maintenance at power stations and at the Kupe gas field next month poses a risk of shortages in the middle of November if a large North Island generating unit also wasn’t available for some reason, the company says.Should there also be weak wind conditions, reduced gas supplies, or both, those risks...

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