The June general meeting will be a talk from the NZART President Stuart Watchman ZL2TW.
When commissioned in 1965 the Benmore-Haywards interisland HVDC link was a pioneering feat of electrical engineering. Stuart (a non electrical engineer!) will present the history of this link and how it fits into the NZ power grid.
Date: Thursday 25 June
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre
Links related to the presentation:
"The first half million volt line" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9zdz780l-U
Covers the part of the line and the sea earth electrode at Te Hikowhenua north of Makara.
"Inter-island power" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETr_soGU5vg
Shows the cable laying, some line construction and the Benmore dam.
The narrators accent is worth a watch alone.