Meeting Greytown's growth

We’re replacing and upgrading Greytown’s electricity network. This is so the community has a reliable power supply to meet residential and commercial growth, as well as helping avoid unplanned power outages in the future.

The work is being carried out in two phases. Phase one, which began in late 2020, involved a $1.6 million upgrade of the electricity network in western Greytown and included the central business district.

Phase two is in November and early December 2021 and is a $550,000 programme of work to upgrade and maintain the power poles, crossarms, and rewire sections of power lines. It will take place in eastern Greytown, in different locations to those in phase one.

So the work can be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, a series of planned, intermittent power outages in eastern Greytown are scheduled.

Update – 22 November 2021

Periods of adverse weather during November have meant that, for safety reasons, several planned outages have needed to be moved to alternative days.

Your electricity retailer – the company you pay your power bill to – will notify you if an outage is planned, including the alternative day, for your address. You can also check if any planned outages affect you by visiting here . 

Getting in touch

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure the reliability of your power supply now and into the future.

If you would like to contact us about this work, please email or call us.

Email: customerexperience@powerco.co.nz

Phone: 0800 769 372 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 5.30pm)

East Greytown project
  • This phase of the work has been planned to minimise disruption as much as possible. We’re making temporary changes to the electricity network to reduce the areas affected by the outages, and we’ve specifically chosen the timing to avoid the coldest winter months and the busy summer holiday period.
  • We’ve planned the work so that the majority of businesses in the town centre, as well as a rest home, a school and an early learning centre, have as little disruption as possible by planned outages.
  • Our community hub was open to residents to use wifi for work and study, and kitchen facilities between November 9 and 12 and November 16 to 19.
  • Downer will be carrying out the work on our behalf. To help the crews work safely, please be aware of workers and vehicles, and follow site safety guidance. If any sections of overhead power lines cross your property, our contractors will do their best to contact you to arrange access.

Map: Eastern Greytown streets involved in phase two of the electricity upgrade.

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