Posted on 14 March 2019

by Dr Dougal McQueen

Burning the backs of my legs through wet jeans while sitting on top of the Conray was a moment I was proud to be a New Zealander. Electricity, generated by the mighty Clutha cascading through the turbines of the Roxburgh Dam, conveyed through transmission lines marching across the Lammerlaws and down via distribution lines from Three Mile Hill, and into the radiant coils. The generators, transmission and distribution lines, and heater all owned to some extent by us as part of a proud community.

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