HVDC Pole 3 Commissioning: Use of Round Power
About this consultation
Transpower proposes to offer the Pole 2 and Pole 3 bi-pole to the market in the round power configuration during the period of commissioning of Pole 3. Round power is a mode of operation of the HVDC link involving power transfers simultaneously in opposite directions on each pole.
Round power offers a significant benefit during commissioning. Transpower can utilise round power to carry out the majority of commissioning tests without altering the natural transfers on the HVDC scheduled in the market. Transfers on Pole 3 can be artificially constrained in either a north or south direction to planned test levels while residual transfer on Pole 2 is adjusted to maintain the net scheduled transfer on the HVDC link.
The Authority proposes to clarify the Code to allow transfers on Pole 3 to be artificially constrained during the commissioning period of Pole 3.
The Authority invites submissions on these proposed amendments, which are included in the consultation paper.
The Authority's preference is to receive submissions in electronic format (Microsoft Word). It is not necessary to send hard copies of submissions to the Authority, unless it is not possible to do so electronically.
Submissions in electronic form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Consultation Paper - HVDC Pole 3 Commissioning: Use of Round Power' in the subject line.
If submitters do not wish to send their submission electronically, they should post one hard copy of their submission to the address below:
PO Box 10041
Level 7, ASB Bank Tower
2 Hunter Street
Tel: 04 460 8860
Fax: 04 460 8879
Submissions should be received by 5 pm on Tuesday 31 July 2012. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.
The Authority will acknowledge receipt of all submissions electronically. Please contact the Submissions' Administrator if you do not receive electronic acknowledgement of your submission within two business days.
Your submission is likely to be made available to the general public on the Authority's website. Submitters should indicate any documents attached, in support of the submission, in a covering letter and clearly indicate any information that is provided to the Authority on a confidential basis. However, all information provided to the Authority is subject to the Official Information Act 1982.
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