Base Power

Base Power is an all-in-one energy system developed by Powerco. Click here to find out more about Base Power on their website.

To deliver energy to where you live, Powerco wants to offer practical and effective solutions that meet your needs.

In remote areas, it’s not always best to simply replace an asset like an overhead line. To achieve a secure and reliable power supply, an off-grid solution such as Base Power™ can be a better idea. It’s also more cost effective for you and our customers overall.

Designed by Powerco, Base Power is a remote area power supply (RAPS, also known as a standalone area supply or SAPS) that usually includes solar panels, battery storage and a diesel generator.

An alternative to traditional poles and lines, Base Power is set up remotely on your property without the need to be connected to the network power supply.

Developed and tested by skilled research and development engineers, Base Power is proven to offer a reliable and safe remote power supply. As well as providing standalone energy to some of our remote, rural customers, other electricity companies and telecommunications providers are using Base Power for their remote energy needs.

As Base Power is customised for your energy requirements and uses a renewable energy source, it suits anyone looking to go off-grid and become self-sufficient.

 

Case study – Tangahoe Valley

The positive impact of Base Power can be seen in places such as the Tangahoe Valley in remote Eastern Taranaki where three units have been installed and another two are planned.

The new Base Power units replace the overhead power supply which was constantly damaged in storms by trees and slips crashing through the lines. At times, the destruction blocked the road for weeks, preventing contractors from reaching downed lines and poles. This was a major issue for the people who live there.

Now that RAPS are being used, storms will not impact on supply to our customers in those areas. They have proven to be a strong solution, at a far lower cost than re-building the 5.4km overhead line.