Kia Ora, friends! How's tricks? Get your junior engineer hats on, because today we're going to talk a little bit about electricity and the reason that we are in New Zealand. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of donning a one-piece men's safety suit and some size 10 steel reinforced black shoes and entering Transpower's newest transmission switching station a half hour south of Auckland beside the Southern Motorway.
The company that Dennis works for in the States makes and sells power utility products and the company that they just purchased here in NZ designs and builds connector systems that are used in substations and switching stations. Transpower's new facility is full of engineering marvels and lots of new ideas that are attracting attention in the industry and Dennis asked if I could join him and Cam, the business development guy, for a tour so I could get some photos of their products.
We met the project engineer and went through the security and signed some stuff saying we wouldn't climb on the 220,000 volt lines, and in we went. It was a little creepy being surrounded by all of that deadly electricity as it pulsed its way through the country, but really interesting and cool to see first-hand a small part of what my husband deals with every day.