News Updates

21 November 2011


It has been a busy couple of months with Edison completing a new 110kV line construction and managing a complex temporary generation project in the Coromandel for Powerco, opening an office in Wellington and starting new staff in Hamilton and Auckland. 

Generators Slash SAIDI Impact

The commissioning of Powerco's new 110kV line in the Coromandel required 3 days of intensive work that could have added 20 SAIDI but only cost them 1.6 minutes.

The 110kV capable line is a project that Edison has been involved with for a number of years from consenting through to final commissioning. Edison was commissioned by Powerco to conduct a feasibility study that recommended Powerco establish temporary generation to support both Whitianga and Coromandel during the commissioning of the new line to reduce the SAIDI impact.

A separate project was established to manage the temporary generation and Edison in conjunction with Powerco engineers, Tenix, Aggreko and Thames Coromandel District Council determined the optimal physical layout, electrical connections and generation required.

For more information take a minute to view or download the case study here;

Wellington Office Open for Business

As part of Edison's continued drive to support our geographically diverse customer base we have opened an office on The Terrace in Wellington.

Edison finally got its man, Craig Bryant back from the UK, and has opened the Wellington office on the lower end of The Terrace. Craig is more than happy for visitors, as there are plenty of good coffee shops in the area that need to be critiqued. So give Craig a call on 021 505 922 and pop in for a visit. The address is:
         Edison Consulting Group Ltd
         Braemar Building
         Level 4, 32 The Terrace

New Recruits Craig, Dan and Glenn

Edison has been busy recruiting and started Craig Bryant in Wellington, Dan Chen in Auckland and Glenn West in Hamilton. They each bring a wealth of experience and have slotted into the Edison team with ease.

Craig Bryant

Returning from the UK, Craig has over 15 years’ experience in the power industry with a wide spectrum of skills in both AIS and GIS substations.

Cutting his teeth is the lower part of the north island while he completed his Engineering and Automation Degree at Massey University, Craig quickly progressed into Project Management. Over his career he has taken on a number of large complex and high profile projects both within and out of the power industry.
Fresh back from the UK, where he successfully undertook some significant GIS and AIS substation projects, Craig is keen to share his expertise and provide his services where he can help.
As a keen cyclist, Craig is looking forward to hitting the Wellington hills on both the shingle tracks and asphalt.
Dan Chen

After establishing a distribution network business for A. Eberle in China, Dan returned to New Zealand where he and his family have been living since 1989.

Dan has an in-depth working knowledge of the energy sector internationally gained over the course of twenty years. His key technical areas of expertise include automation, power measurement, metering and power quality. As well as many years of field test and commissioning experience, Dan has also gained project management experience working on large international projects.

Dan is an enthusiastic music lover and has been involved in a community choir for many years.

Glenn West

Glenn has a wide range of professional experience including time in the Armed Forces, Mining and the Electricity Industry. He began his career in the electricity industry as a line mechanic, taking a short break to attend University graduating with a BSc.

Glenn has held a number of roles throughout the years, on a range of lines projects, eventually finding his niche in project management.

Glenn  competes in ultra-marathons and can often be found cycling and running in the hills around Raglan. He and his family are also active in the sport of spear fishing.


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