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 taking place in late 2021 and early 2022 and is a $550,000 programme of work to upgrade and maintain the power poles, crossarms, and rewire sections of power lines. It 's taking 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 – 19 January 2022

Seventeen customers in eastern Greytown are scheduled to have a planned power outage on Tuesday 25 January from 9am to 4.30pm to replace poles and crossarms.


The main shopping area won’t be affected by this outage as generation will be provided.


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.


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.


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.
  • We’ve planned the work so the majority of businesses in the town centre have as little disruption as possible by planned outages.
  • 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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