Electricity Outage Among 286 Climate Change Risks Identified For Region

An article from Scoop.

Not many people would think about a wildfire in the South Island impacting the supply of electricity in the Waikato. But yesterday’s Climate Action Committee heard how climate change is increasing the wildfire season, and a wildfire impacting the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system in the electricity generation-rich South Island could result in a cascading failure and outage to even the entire North Island.

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