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Vector Charges Ahead

Vector Charges Ahead

An additional EV (electric vehicle) charging station has gone in at Vector’s Carlton Gore Road office. This brings the number of chargers at the premises to five, with three installed to charge Vector’s EV fleet vehicles and now two available to any EV drivers. The first charger sited in the visitor’s carpark had been consistently booked out, so Vector decided to install a second alongside, ensuring EV drivers would not be turned away.

Vector plans to install a further 33 chargers across the city over the next 12 months.

Network summary for week ending 4 October 2015

Electricity

Seven car v pole incidents kept Vector crews busy this week. They occurred in Papakura, Mt Roskill, Dannemora, Ponsonby, Coatesville, Panmure and East Tamaki. A car also struck a pillar in Te Atatu.

Crews also attended six house fires to isolate the electricity supply so fire service personnel could work safely in Beachlands, Otara, Mangere, Ponsoby, Mt Roskill and Penrose.

Gas

Damage was caused to our networks in Tauranga, Beachlands and Onehunga during the week after reports of third party damage.

Projects

The Browns Bay zone substation is being refurbished. A new switchroom will be constructed at the back of the site to accommodate 11kV switchgear, with provision for 33kV switchgear to be housed there in the future.

As well as strengthening the security of supply to the area, these works will ultimately reduce the substation’s footprint, and enhance the appearance of the site.

This project will take place over the next few months.


Shorts

• Vector owns over 18,000 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.

• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.

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