Network Tasman Trust gives $80 to every household in the Network Tasman electricity network

Published 04/12/2019

Residents from Golden Bay, Murchison, the Tasman region and outlying parts of Nelson will receive $80 off their power bill during December/January. This comes from the Network Tasman Trust which represents the end-users of the Network Tasman electricity network. The Trust owns Network Tasman Ltd on their behalf. "We are delighted to be able to make this payment to consumers again this year through their energy bill", said Gwenny Davis, chair of the Trust. "Between the Company itself, which gives regular discounts to its consumers, and the Trust,...

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Safety around underground boxes

Published 23/10/2019

Are you one of the many people who have wondered "What are all the little black and grey boxes on the footpath/side of the road …?". These are Network Tasman's 'underground boxes'. They are the protective covers we place over the fuses that connect the underground power cables to the service cables conveying electricity to your house or business. As these boxes have live electrical components inside them, it's important for public safety that they have securely fitted covers. We have about 12,000 underground boxes on our network,...

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Your electricity discount is on its way

Published 18/09/2019

Network Tasman's consumers will receive a discount credit on their September or October power bill. $5.7m of discounts to be provided to consumers Network Tasman will credit a total of $5.7m to consumers' September or October power bills. Consumer ownership and a focus on cost efficiency has enabled Network Tasman to credit $178 million of discounts back to consumers in the region since the discount scheme's inception in 1994. "Network Tasman expects to credit $11.9m in discounts back to consumers in 2019/20 —$5.7m this...

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Network Tasman is your consumer-owned electricity distributor

Published 28/08/2019

This column explains what Network Tasman is, what the benefits of consumer ownership are and how we are different from the company you pay for your electricity. The diagram shows you how Network Tasman fits into the electricity industry. 1. GENERATION Generation companies use water, wind, gas, geothermal energy, steam, or coal to generate electricity. > There are more than 219 electricity generation stations in New Zealand 2. TRANSMISSION The national transmission grid transports high voltage electricity from generators, which are often located in...

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