Introduction To The Electricity Supply Industry

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.

Recommended for

Anyone requiring an overview of the Electricity industry i.e. Contact Centre Representatives, Supervisors, Office Administrators, Tradespeople, etc.

Course Objectives

  • 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

Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand electricity supply industry

Course info


Available nationwide upon request

Minimum 8 attendees

  • 1 day

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