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Upper South Island Non-transmission Solutions


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 28846949
Tender Name : Upper South Island Non-transmission Solutions
Reference # : SUP-16702
Open Date : Monday, 19 February 2024 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 5 April 2024 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 26100000 - Power sources
  • 26110000 - Batteries and generators and kinetic power transmission
  • 26130000 - Power generation
  • 39120000 - Electrical equipment and components and supplies
  • 81101500 - Civil engineering
  • 81101700 - Electrical and electronic engineering
  • 81102200 - Transportation engineering
  • 81102400 - Electrical power transmission engineering
  • Canterbury
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Tasman
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Caitlin McIntyre
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

This RFP relates to the procurement of non-transmission solutions in the Upper South Island (USI) region by summer 2028.

Transpower is looking to invest in the USI to meet a transmission need due to ongoing growth in the region.

We wish to assess if there is an opportunity to utilise non-transmission solutions to delay major multi-million dollar transmission build, saving our customers money, at no sacrifice to the security of power in the region.
For example, flexibility services such as batteries in homes and businesses, could be used to lower loads at peak times, or businesses and industry can defer some of their power use away from those times. Other opportunities or technologies may also be available.

We are interested in partnering with potential non-transmission solution suppliers to assist in supporting our transmission need in the Upper South Island. More than one NTS supplier may be selected to participate. Non-transmission solution suppliers will be compensated for these actions, at an overall lower cost to our customers given the resulting deferral in building new transmission assets.

The USI region comprises that part of the South Island north of Twizel as shown in Figure 1 below.