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Asia Pacific’s first grid level Tesla Powerpack opened

Asia Pacific’s first grid level Tesla Powerpack officially opened

The first Asia Pacific grid level Tesla Powerpack battery storage to be integrated into a public electricity network was officially opened by the Minister of Energy, Hon Simon Bridges last week. Located at Vector’s Glen Innes substation, the Powerpack has a storage capacity of 1MW/2.3MWh, which is the equivalent to powering 450 homes for 2.3 hours.

The Tesla Powerpack system allows Vector to continue to provide a secure, reliable power supply and defer a costly conventional upgrade to the substation. It will reduce peak demand and extend the life of the substation, deferring capital expenditure and providing supplementary power to the Glen Innes region – all without compromising reliability.

This move represents a radical transformation in how Vector manages its electricity network and responds to the need for innovative infrastructure development to support growing communities.

Network summary for week ending 23 October 2016


There were six car v pole incidents during the week in Clover Park, Glen Innes, Ardmore, Glen Eden, Avondale and Epsom.

A house fire in Bucklands Beach meant our crews were called out to isolate the power for safety.


There were several incidents where contractors struck gas pipes on Vector’s network. They were in Hamilton, Eden Terrace, Glenfield and Mangere.


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