News Updates

31 October 2013


This latest eNews sees us introducing some more Good People to you from our team, links to a couple of case studies for projects we've recently completed, and an extra reminder that is definitely worth noting…particularly if you still use the postal service.

Great Results

Follow the links to read how Edison delivered on these two complex and challenging projects for Transpower.

"I was impressed with the professionalism demonstrated by Edison in managing the various components of this major project which is critical to the security of supply into the North Shore and beyond.” - Brett Stark, Transpower

Piako 110 33kV Substation

Client: Transpower

Wairau Road Grid Exit Point Project

Client: Transpower

Good People

Based in Hamilton, and the South Island, these Edison staff members bring different skills and strengths to our team of Good People. Introducing.....

Richard Lumsden

Now settled in Hamilton, Richard has spent the last seven years working in and around the electrical industry over three countries. Upon returning to New Zealand in 2009, he worked on Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade Project and more recently the Wairakei to Whakamaru C Line Project. This valuable experience has allowed him to see all facets of the industry and has further fuelled his passion for innovation and quality. “I enjoy working in an industry where I can constantly learn.”

When not at work Richard likes to spend his time in the great NZ outdoors - mountain biking, trail riding, hunting and fishing. An avid traveller, Richard plans on exploring as much of the world as he can and is off to Bolivia and Peru shortly for another adventure.

   Richard Lumsden contact details

Roger Scott

Roger Scott is our go to man in the South Island. Having been with Edison since 2012, Roger has an in depth knowledge of the energy industry based on over 30 years’ experience both here and overseas. Key areas of technical expertise include commissioning, auditing, outage planning, electrical network operations and project management. Always keen to expand his knowledge and Professional Development, Roger has an NZIM Diploma in Project Management. Having spent the last 15 months in Invercargill assisting PowerNet with their capital works program delivery he is now looking forward to a move to Dundein and working with our clients throughout the southern region.

This coming summer Roger intends to spend time with family in Hervey Bay, Queensland soaking up the sun and fishing.

   Roger Scott contact details

Bob Coombes

Hamilton lad Bob has completed 43 years working for NZ Electricity with the past 7 years with Transpower as a Construction Manager, focussing on improving site safety and coaching of safety performance.

Most recently Bob has been developing two important documents for Transpower being Construction Technical Specifications and a General Requirement Document. Both target design and project works to increase the level of consistency and quality of the works and the safe delivery of projects. Throughout his career Bob has focused on keeping his knowledge relevant and is in the process of completing a Certificate in Adult Teaching to help his coaching skills.

Aside from his family, Bob loves fishing both freshwater and ocean and he has many an exciting tale to tell.

   Bob Coombes contact details

Simply click on the .vcf icon to download our Good People into your contacts.

Last Minute Extras

As of 1st November we will be routing all our post through our Mt Maunganui PO Box. To ensure there is no disruption in our service to you, please update all your records immediately to reflect this change.

Please send all mail to:  

                            Edison Consulting Group
                            PO Box 4269
                            Mt Maunganui 3149



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