OtagoNet is the major electricity network services provider for most of Otago.
Covering such a large area from near St Bathans in the North to the Chaslands in the South and inland from the Blue Mountains in the West to Shag Point on the North East coast, our crews and contractors do over 100 kilometres of overhead line renewals every year worth about $7 million.
Each year we also do $9.89 million in capital expenditure. The projects are largely replacing lines and rebuilding 11kV and 33kV lines, but also include substation upgrades and work on transformers, amongst other planned works.
OtagoNet has 14,866 customers and a Regulatory Value of $159 million made up of 4,614km of lines and cables and 4,271 distribution transformers, with a capacity of just over 175MVA.
Three companies, including The Power Company Limited (TPCL) and Electricity Invercargill Limited (EIL), formed the OtagoNet Joint Venture (OJV) in July 2002 following the purchase of the electricity network assets from the shareholders of the consumer co-operative company Otago Power Limited.
OtagoNet is now part of the largest electricity network company in the lower South Island after Electricity Invercargill Limited (EIL) and The Power Company Limited (TPCL) bought Marlborough Lines Limited’s 51% share on September 1 2014.
TPCL owns 75.1% of OtagoNet, with EIL holding the other 24.9%.
It is a big job keeping the OtagoNet infrastructure in tip-top shape.
Our asset management strategy to reduce the average age of our network ensures our customers get the safety, security, and reliability of supply they need for their homes and businesses.
Contact details for OtagoNet:
Office: 92 Charlotte Street, Balclutha
Postal Address: PO Box 1586, Invercargill 9840
Telephone: (03) 418 4950
Fax: (03) 419 0141
Electricity Faults 24/7 Tollfree: 0800 808 587