Power line replacement supported

Locals and holidaymakers may notice the first two of five temporary supports beside State Highway 8 between Alexandra and Roxburgh.

The cradles are enabling the safe replacement of transmission lines on Transpower’s 220kV Roxburgh-Livingstone line while road traffic keeps flowing.

The line is being upgraded as part of the Clutha Upper Waitaki Lines Project.

The project is part of Transpower’s work to support reducing New Zealand’s carbon output.


"...support reducing NZ's carbon output". What non-sense and absolute PC-ness for the sake of PC. Hydro has already reduced carbon output, so what will you be reducing further with this work? No, what the article should say..." we at your power company are upgrading our lines so we can export more South Island electricity to the North Island, so you southerners can pay more for your power". But the truth is in short supply. Is it not strange that we in the South, who produce the stuff in our backyard, pay about the same rate as those who receive it hundreds or a thousand km away? Now who is being ripped off?



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