Aurora Energy is making significant investment in network development to ensure reliable electricity supplies to homes, farms and businesses. Here are some of our current and recently completed major projects.

Current Projects

Fast Track Pole Programme

Fast Track Pole Programme

We're carrying out the Fast Track pole programme to remove the risk of highest priority power poles with a target of the end of 2017. Poles and overhead equipment are core components of our network and the renewal programme will improve the ongoing safety and reliability of the Aurora Energy network. Read more...

Carisbrook Substation

Carisbrook Substation

Aurora Energy is building a new substation in South Dunedin to ensure future reliable electricity supply to more than 18,500 homes and businesses. Read more...

Wanaka Upgrade

Wanaka Upgrade

Aurora Energy is carrying out a major upgrade to electricity supply for Wanaka. We’re building a new switching substation to improve the reliability of electricity supplies to homes, farms and businesses. The project includes building a new substation on the corner of Riverbank and Ballantyne Roads, installing a new underground cable to connect to the existing Wanaka substation and upgrading the overhead line along Riverbank Road. Read more...

Glenorchy Upgrade

Glenorchy Upgrade

We’re carrying out an upgrade to electricity supply to Glenorchy to improve reliability and cater for increasing electricity demand now and into the future. Read more...

Omakau and Surrounds

Omakau and Surrounds

We’re carrying out a major upgrade to electricity capacity for Omakau and the surrounding areas of Chatto Creek, Ophir, Ida Valley, Poolburn, Lauder, Becks and St Bathans to cater for increasing electricity demand now and into the future. Read more...

Completed Projects

Camp Hill Substation

Camp Hill Substation

Aurora Energy is building a new, higher capacity substation at Camp Hill Road, Hawea to cater for increased electricity demand in the surrounding area and ensure reliable electricity supplies to homes, farms and businesses. The Camp Hill substation is part of Aurora Energy’s overall network development programme with $122 million of investment planned over the next decade in the Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes region. Read more...

Ōtākou Voltage Upgrade Project

Ōtākou Voltage Upgrade Project

Aurora Energy has improved the power supply to the Ōtākou area on the Otago Peninsula to provide more reliable electricity supplies to homes, farms and businesses. We increased the voltage supply to Ōtākou from 6,600 volts to 11,000 volts, to enable power to be delivered more efficiently. Read more...

Lindis Crossing Substation

Lindis Crossing Substation

Aurora Energy completed a new substation near Lindis Crossing, Cromwell in March 2015. The new substation caters for increased electricity demand in the surrounding area, supplying electricity to homes, farms and businesses. The Lindis Crossing substation is part of Aurora Energy’s overall network development programme with $122 million of investment planned over the next decade in the Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes region. Read more...