Asset Management Plan

New pole and lines on the Mossburn-Athol project, completed in 2014.
New poles and lines on the Mossburn-Athol project, completed in 2014.

PowerNet is responsible for the electricity lines and equipment (or network assets) on behalf of The Power Company and its stakeholders.

The Power Company’s Asset Management Plan details how PowerNet intends to build, maintain and reinforce the distribution network over the next 10 years while meeting agreed service, safety, quality and profitability targets.

Customers of The Power Company are consulted about the service levels they prefer and the price they are willing to pay. This is known as the price/quality trade off  or the cost of power supply versus number of power cuts. Customers’ views about service levels are combined with The Power Company and the Government’s required service levels to form the foundation of the Asset Management Plan.

The Power Company Directors and PowerNet have to find the right balance between cost to the customer, safety, environmental requirements, service levels and network investment.

The Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012 requires the Plan to be publicly available.

We invite submissions from all stakeholders prior to the next review. This process starts in August each year and the new plan is published by 31st March the following year.

Submissions should be addressed to:

Network Assets Manager
PowerNet Limited
P O Box 1642
Invercargill 9840

You are welcome to download the Asset Management Plan PDF or you can request the Plan on a CD or hardcopy. Remember to include your full mailing address and postal code.