This workshop is designed to give a broad, entry level understanding of the electricity supply industry in New Zealand, including the relationships between the major sectors, and how they work together to generate, transport and distribute electricity to their customers.
Anyone requiring an overview of the Electricity industry i.e. Contact Centre Representatives, Supervisors, Office Administrators, Tradespeople, etc.
Knowing the basics of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and reticulation
Types of generation and fuel sources in New Zealand
Understanding the key relationships between the industry sectors, asset owners, contractors and suppliers
How the wholesale electricity market works for the different participants
Explanation of how conductors carry electricity and how transformers work
Basics of network configurations, overhead lines and cables
Substations, substation equipment and switching
The basics of protection systems and SCADA systems
NZQA Unit Standards
Describe the major sectors in the New Zealand electricity supply industry and the relationships between them