Infrastructure

Transpower faces sanction for 2017 outage

National grid operator Transpower has been referred to the electricity industry’s Rulings Panel for its handling of a major power outage in the lower South Island last year.

The incident in March 2017 was caused when maintenance workers inadvertently shut the two main circuits supplying power from Clyde to Twizel. At the time, the only other supply north was als

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