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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Representing your interests – Network Tasman Trust

Published 07/08/2018

The Trustees of the Network Tasman Trust hold the shares in Network Tasman Limited on behalf of the company's electricity consumers. The Trustees' role is to represent the interests of consumers that are connected to Network Tasman's electricity network. The Trust appoints the Directors of Network Tasman Ltd and monitors the company's performance. It also approves the annual Statement of Corporate Intent which contains the company's short- and long-term targets for reliability, capital expenditure and financial performance. Legislation requires that Network Tasman Ltd must operate as a successful...

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Network Tasman Annual Result March 2018

Published 02/08/2018

Electricity lines company Network Tasman Limited achieved an operating surplus after tax of $10.5 million for the year ended 31 March 2018. This year's financial result is a consequence of strong contributions from all of the company's businesses including the core electricity and fibre communications networks and investments in advanced meters and Nelson Electricity Limited. Solid growth continued in Network Tasman's electricity distribution area, with consumer connections increasing by 562 for the year (1.4%), while total electricity distributed through the system increased by 1.4% to 747 GWh. ...

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