Transpower well-stocked, may defer non-critical work

By Gavin Evans | Tue, 24 Mar 2020


Transpower has increased its store of critical parts and said it may defer some planned maintenance if needed to reduce risk during the national covid-19 lockdown.The national grid operator said the public have no reason to worry about electricity supply. The company can operate the grid with a skeleton staff from duplicate control centres and has established processes for maintaining security of supply across a range of scenarios including a pandemic.“We are reviewing our work programme, specifically planned outages, and may defer some works w...