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April 17th, 2020

New Zealand’s four largest electricity distributors come together to offer businesses payment deferrals during COVID-19

Electricity lines companies Orion, Powerco, Vector and Wellington Electricity serve 60% of New Zealand’s electricity customers. The group has worked together to provide network payment deferral programmes to business customers on their networks.


April 9th, 2020

Restoration of power under Covid-19 lockdown

As storm season approaches, the Electricity Networks Association (ENA), which represents New Zealand’s 29 local lines networks, is advising that electricity restoration crews’ response to outages during a storm may be different under the COVID-19 lockdown.


March 30th, 2020

Powerco ensures the ongoing safety and reliability of its networks for customers now and into the future

Powerco is reviewing and prioritising its planned works programme during the Government’s Covid-19 Alert Level 4 status to ensure its electricity and gas networks remain safe and reliable for customers, now and into the future.