For nearly 100 years the owners of the PowerNet managed networks have, under a variety of different names, provided a safe, efficient and reliable electricity distribution network to the people of the lower South Island.
Electricity Invercargill and The Power Company formed PowerNet in 1994 to manage both their networks to achieve economies of scale and to maximize benefits for their consumers.
From 2002 to 2013 PowerNet provided the same services in North, South and East Otago on behalf of the OtagoNet Joint Venture. OtagoNet Joint Venture is owned by The Power Company Limited and Electricity Invercargill Limited. PowerNet provides management services to the joint venture.
An embedded network in the Frankton area of Queenstown is also managed by PowerNet.
PowerNet employs over 280 staff who are charged with developing, managing and maintaining the electricity network assets in a cost-effective way.
Specialist PowerNet staff operate a 24 hour, 7 days a week control room and faults call centre in Invercargill known as System Control. System Control manages all faults, repairs and activity on the PowerNet managed networks.
Contact them for any faults on freephone 0800 808 587.