Network Tasman’s Discount is on its way

Published 18/09/2018

Network Tasman's consumers will receive a discount credit on their September or October power bill. $6m of discounts to be provided to consumers Network Tasman will credit a total of $6m to consumers September or October power bills. Consumer ownership and a focus on cost efficiency has enabled Network Tasman to credit $165 million of discounts back to consumers in the region since the discount scheme's inception in 1994. Eligibility To be eligible for a Network Tasman discount a consumer must have an active...

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Network Tasman announces $6 million in line charge discounts

Published 17/09/2018

Consumer-owned local electricity distributor Network Tasman has announced $6 million of discounts will be credited onto its consumers' spring power bills. "Network Tasman is pleased to provide a spring discount to our customers," said Network Tasman CEO Oliver Kearney. He noted that the same overall discount rate is being applied as in 2017, while Network Tasman's residential line charges remain among the lowest in the country. The majority of the company's 40,000 connections will attract a discount that is based upon the amount of power used from 1...

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Keeping your electricity network safe and reliable

Published 05/09/2018

We're working on a significant project to replace some of the wires on our network. In the 1950s and 1960s, a lot of development occurred to electrify the Tasman area. Power authorities of the time built about 1200km of new high voltage power lines to bring electricity to many people who had never had it before. Sixty or so years later, it's time to replace some of these wires in order to keep our network safe. The ones we are replacing are made from light-gauge copper,...

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Trees and power lines don’t mix

Published 22/08/2018

Trees and vegetation can interfere with our network and even interrupt electricity supply. That's why it's important to manage them so that they don't get too close to power lines. Network Tasman's vegetation team takes a proactive approach by surveying all of our lines on a regular basis. Information from the surveys is stored in a database that includes a full record of the history of each site along with which trees have already had their one free trim allowed under the regulations. If trees are...

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