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Construction industry urged to follow the code
Monday, February 19, 2024We're urging the construction industry to follow the code for electrical safe distances following serious injuries and a worker fatality.View moreMedia release
Gas leak pipe being decommissioned in New Plymouth
Friday, February 16, 2024Powerco contractors have installed a new section of gas main on Elizabeth Place, Frankleigh Park, in New Plymouth following a gas leak.View moreMedia release
Powerco exploring portable batteries to lower emissions
Thursday, February 15, 2024We've used battery energy to power an early childhood centre as we work to decarbonise and reduce emissions.View moreMedia release
Waitara substation upgrade spurred by neighbourly aroha
Tuesday, November 28, 2023For an example of a great group of neighbours, look no further than Mahia Mai A Whai Tara community centre for seniors in Waitara, North Taranaki.View moreMedia release
Gas detection vehicle
Thursday, November 23, 2023A high-tech vehicle is taking to the roads above Powerco’s gas network in an effort to detect potential gas leaks hiding underground.View moreMedia release
Doing DIY this summer?
Friday, December 01, 2023Whether you’re painting the house, building a fence, trimming trees, or laying concrete, Powerco is urging DIY enthusiasts to ‘look up’ and ‘know what’s below’.View moreMedia release
Feilding substation upgrade set to begin
Thursday, November 09, 2023Work begins this month on a $9.63 million upgrade of the Feilding substation to help ensure the community’s power supply remains reliable now and enables future growth in the area.View moreProject
Community emergency backup power
Thursday, October 12, 2023Communities to receive emergency backup electricity generation.View moreProject
Taupō Quay tower replacement
Tuesday, October 24, 2023Two towers spanning the Whanganui River are being replaced.View moreMedia release
Powerco's final Annual Delivery Report released
Thursday, September 07, 2023Powerco’s Annual Delivery Report is now available for customers to read.View moreProject
Gas network surveying
Thursday, July 27, 2023We continuously survey our gas network to ensure that your supply remains safe and reliable.View moreMedia release
Improving the power supply between Opoutere and Hikuai
Thursday, August 17, 2023Work is underway to improve the reliability and security of the electricity supply to Powerco customers between Whangamatā and Tairua.View moreMedia release
Work continuing to reconnect customers' power
Tuesday, September 19, 2023Powerco field crews are out in force restoring power following gale force winds on Sunday and Monday.View moreMedia release
Work continuing into evening to reconnect power
Monday, September 18, 2023Powerco field crews have been out in force today working to restore power to Tararua and Wairarapa customers following gale force winds overnight on Sunday.View moreMedia release
Repairs underway to restore customers' power
Monday, September 18, 2023Powerco field crews are on the ground in Manawatū, Tararua, Wairarapa and Whanganui regions working to reconnect customers without power following gale force winds.View moreMedia release
Wairarapa and Tararua customers urged to prepare for weekend high winds
Friday, September 15, 2023Powerco is urging customers in Wairarapa and Tararua to secure outdoor furniture and prepare for the possibility of power outages ahead of strong winds forecast to blow through the regions during the weekend.View moreProject update
New Taranaki Base Hospital cable
Wednesday, July 26, 2023From August 2023 we're starting work to install a new underground cable to support the Taranaki Base Hospital upgrade.View moreMedia release
Weather related outages
Friday, July 21, 2023Powerco field crews are working to restore power to customers affected by weather-related outages across the North Island.View moreMedia release
Three finalist placings for Energy Excellence Awards
Thursday, June 22, 2023Powerco has been named finalists in three categories for the New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards.View moreMedia release
Crews working to restore supply to remaining weather-affected customers
Sunday, February 04, 2024Powerco field crews are working to restore power supply to several hundred customers after a storm went through the North Island on Saturday evening.View more
The pillars of our work
We’re committed to balancing the needs of our people, communities, environment and business as we deliver energy to around 1.1m customers. Our five pou (pillars) guide us on our sustainability journey, representing the five focus areas of our work and the goals we want to achieve for each.Learn more
Ensuring reliable and resilient networks
Ensuring our networks are reliable and resilient now and into the future.
Contributing to a lower carbon world
Helping Aotearoa achieve our emissions targets by facilitating the use of low carbon technologies and energy sources.
Health and safety at our core
Keeping people safe around our networks and worksites is our priority.
Supporting our people
Fostering a culture that empowers people to do their best, values diversity, and meets our future needs.
Engaging with communities
Working with you to understand your needs and guide the decisions we make to deliver the best outcomes.