Being Prepared for a Natural Disaster

Published 12/11/2018

Events around the world constantly remind us of the need to be prepared for natural disasters. Ensuring that people and businesses have a reliable power supply as soon as possible after an emergency event is a responsibility that Network Tasman takes very seriously. We participate in the Nelson Tasman Lifelines group which works together to improve the resilience of critical infrastructure services across the region including water, electricity, communications and fuel. We also have a portable back-up control room that has a generator and radio...

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Getting set up for photovoltaic power generation

Published 12/11/2018

On a sunny day, photovoltaic power generation systems (PV) connected to our network produce enough electricity to run about 800 average sized houses. It's important for us to know when new PV systems are planned for connection to the network because we need to make sure the equipment meets required technical standards and is set correctly to maintain a good level of power quality for everyone using the network. We also need to know where PV systems are so we can keep line workers safe when they...

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Pricing at Network Tasman’s EV charging stations will change from 1 November 2018

Published 31/10/2018

Pricing for the use of Network Tasman's three public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Nelson City, Richmond and Takaka will change to 40c per kWh from 1 November 2018. Previously, users of Network Tasman's charging station paid 25c per kWh and 25c per minute of charging time. "We think that this change will simplify and reduce the overall price for users of the charging stations and will be welcomed by users," says Network Tasman's Chief Executive, Oliver Kearney. "Customer feedback since we introduced pricing in August 2018 was...

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Looking after your service line

Published 31/10/2018

The 'service line' is the power line that runs from your property boundary into your house. Service lines are usually owned by the property owner, not the electricity network. Service lines may be overhead or underground. In some cases, particularly on rural properties, the service line may be attached to one or more privately-owned poles. It is a good idea to check your service line (and poles, if you have them) from time-to-time because lack of maintenance can lead to a loss of supply or a...

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