“Our vision is to be a proven high-performing utility network”
Northpower Network is responsible for preparation and implementation of the companies Asset Management Plan, designed to achieve its strategic goals by focusing on levels of service, lifecycle asset-management planning and the resulting long term cash flow requirements.
The operations control centre, based in Whangarei, is attended 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Load pulses, alarms and indication from 19 of the Northpower owned 33/11 kV substations and 5 grid exit points are monitored continuously, with circuit breakers, street lighting and all load-shedding plant being under direct supervisory control.
Northpower has approximately 54,900 electricity customers connected to its lines network covering an area of 5,700 square kilometers in the Whangarei and Kaipara districts in New Zealand.
The Company also owns the 5 megawatt (MW) Wairua hydro-electric power station near Titoki, contributing 25 of the 930 million units of electricity conveyed over Northpower's network per year.
The maximum half hourly system demand on Northpower's network in 2012 was 163MW. The non-simultaneous peak demands recorded at the five Transpower grid exit points were:
- Maungatapere - 45 MW
- Bream Bay - 45 MW
- Dargaville - 12 MW
- Maungaturoto - 18 MW
- Kensington - 65 MW
For further information please review our annual Asset Management Plan.
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