PowerNet Limited is the electricity network management company delivering power to Invercargill City, Southland, West Otago, parts of Central Otago and Stewart Island.
PowerNet was established in 1994 by network owners Electricity Invercargill Limited and The Power Company Limited to develop, manage and maintain their electricity network assets – lines, poles, cables, substations and other equipment, in a cost-effective way.
PowerNet manages the electricity networks of The Power Company Limited, Electricity Invercargill Limited, OtagoNet Joint Venture and Electricity Southland Limited (in Central Otago).
Based on the regulatory value of the networks it manages, PowerNet is the equivalent of the fourth largest network company in New Zealand, delivering electricity to over 70,000 consumers.
If you want to connect a new property / building to one of our networks or you are making a change to your customer connection, you must use this online form to lodge an application with us.
To learn more about this process, read our Get Connected information.
Smart Energy Home
PowerNet wants to know more about smart energy technologies that has potential to improve energy efficiency and provide savings for our customers.
To learn more about this project click here.
PowerNet and electric vehicles
PowerNet is leading a project that’ll get southern businesses on the road with electric vehicles (EVS). To read more about this project click here.
Don’t Risk Your Life – Check Before You Dig
If you are going to penetrate the ground surface, you must contact Before U Dig.
PowerNet and St John
In 2014, PowerNet and St John formed a partnership to improve public safety and first aid education.
PowerNet’s core focus is safety – safety of the public and safety of the people who work on our networks. We see St John at incidents – such as a car versus a power pole – they attend as first responders, and this takes our collaboration to a higher level.
PowerNet and Fire and Emergency New Zealand
PowerNet and Fire and Emergency New Zealand are working together to reduce the risk of rural fires across the Southland and Otago regions each summer.
Fires in rural areas can devastate the land and the local communities. This summer our regions are experiencing El Nino weather patterns which have increased the risk of fires in the dry rural areas.
With the combination of wind, dry weather and dry vegetation it is vital that extra care is taken. Prevention is the key so if trees or branches on your property are close to power lines contact PowerNet to have them checked or trimmed.
At PowerNet we recognise that our people are critical to the success of our Company.