Holiday closure period
10 Dec 2018

Aurora Energy’s offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays. read more...

Appointment of General Manager Customer and Engagement
05 Dec 2018

Aurora Energy announces the appointment of Sian Sutton in the newly created role of General Manager Customer and Engagement from February 2019. read more...

Major upgrade to Wanaka electricity supply officially opens
28 Nov 2018

The newly completed Riverbank Road Substation in Wanaka has been officially opened. The substation forms part of a major upgrade to the electricity supply for Wanaka. read more...

New Director announced for Aurora Energy
22 Nov 2018

Dunedin City Holdings Limited (DCHL) has appointed professional director, Wendie Harvey, as a Director for Aurora Energy with effect at 2 November to replace retiring director Dave Frow. read more...

Full report on independent state-of-the-network review on Aurora Energy released
21 Nov 2018

The full report on the state of the Aurora Energy electricity network is now available, following on from top-level findings released last month. The full report of the independent engineering review by WSP found most of Aurora Energy’s assets pose a low risk to public safety, reliability or the environment. read more...

Summary of independent state-of-the-network report on Aurora Energy released
31 Oct 2018

An independent review of Aurora Energy has found most of its assets pose a low risk to public safety, reliability or the environment. read more...

Aurora Energy’s 10-year plan prioritises network renewal for safe, reliable supply
19 Oct 2018

Aurora Energy’s Chief Executive Richard Fletcher said prioritising network renewal to provide a safe and reliable power supply to Otago was a key focus of the company’s network plans for the next decade. read more...

Dunedin waterfront poles to be undergrounded along shared pathway
17 Oct 2018

Aurora Energy will be undergrounding a section of poles and overhead lines along the Dunedin waterfront. read more...

New poles being installed for final stage of Wanaka electricity upgrade
09 Oct 2018

The finish line is in sight for Aurora Energy’s major upgrade to the electricity supply for Wanaka, with new poles to carry high-voltage overhead lines being installed this week along Riverbank Road. read more...

Aurora Energy invests strongly in major network renewal – 2018 annual report
02 Oct 2018

Aurora Energy's Chief Executive Richard Fletcher said the company continued to invest strongly in network renewal to provide safe and reliable power supply to Otago.Today, Aurora Energy released its 2018 annual report for the year ended 30 June 2018. read more...

Smith Street Substation cable upgrade project
28 Sep 2018

Work on a major upgrade to the underground electricity cables that power parts of central Dunedin will start in October. read more...

Update 7 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin, 20 September 2018, 10:00:00
20 Sep 2018

All power has been restored to the 11 remaining customers affected by snow-related outages in the Glenorchy area. read more...

Update 6 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin : 19 September 2018, 14:00:00
19 Sep 2018

Power has been restored to all but 11 customers in the Glenorchy area after a spring snow dump hit the area on Monday causing extensive damage to trees and electricity infrastructure in the area. Glenorchy township, had been cut off due to fallen trees on the road at Bob’s Cove, had power restored by 6:45pm last night. read more...

Update 5 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin : 18 September 2018, 16:00:00
18 Sep 2018

Power has been restored to all customers in the Wakatipu area except Glenorchy after yesterday's snowfalls damaged electricity infrastructure across the area. read more...

Update 4 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin : 18 September 2018, 10:45:00
18 Sep 2018

Response crews worked until last night to restore power to affected customers in the greater Wakatipu Basin area following heavy snow yesterday. read more...

Update 3 - Snow related outages Wakatipu Valley : 17 September 2018, 17:25:00
17 Sep 2018

Extreme weather conditions and difficulty of access is hampering restoration of power to affected customers in the Wakatipu area. read more...

Update 2 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin : 17 September 2018, 13:30:00
17 Sep 2018

Crews have been working hard in challenging conditions to restore power to parts of the Wakatipu Basin especially the Arrowtown, Frankton and Glenorchy areas following heavy snow in the region. read more...

Update 1 - Snow related power outages - Wakatipu Basin: 17 September 2018, 10:30am
17 Sep 2018

Snow in the Queenstown Lakes area has caused power outages to parts of Queenstown, Franktown, Arrowtown, Dalefield and Glenorchy. read more...

Aurora Energy acknowledges Commerce Commission decision
17 Sep 2018

Aurora Energy acknowledges the Commerce Commission’s announcement today of the next phase of its inquiry into Aurora Energy’s contraventions of its quality standards in 2016 and 2017. This decision was anticipated as Aurora Energy has been actively cooperating with the Commerce Commission. read more...

Drone inspections on Aurora Energy network in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes
12 Sep 2018

Drones are being used for the first time on Aurora Energy’s electricity network in Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes to carry out visual inspections of its overhead power lines and pole-top equipment. read more...

Aurora Energy confirms key service providers to deliver its network programme
14 Aug 2018

Otago electricity network owner, Aurora Energy, has confirmed the key service providers it will use to deliver its works programme over the next five years, an important step in its maturity as standalone asset owner. read more...

Drone inspections a first on Aurora Energy network
13 Aug 2018

Drones will be used for the first time on Aurora Energy’s electricity network to carry out visual inspections of its overhead power lines and pole-top equipment. read more...

Aurora Energy customers invited to have their say
07 Aug 2018

Customers are being encouraged to have their say as local electricity network provider, Aurora Energy, seeks participants to join their soon-to-be established Customer Voice Panels. read more...

Drop-in centre open in Cromwell during planned power outage on Tuesday 7 August
02 Aug 2018

Aurora Energy will be carrying out network maintenance in Cromwell next week to replace four power poles. read more...

Drop-in centre open during planned Corstorphine power outage on Friday 15 June
08 Jun 2018

Aurora Energy will be carrying out network maintenance in the Corstorphine area, Dunedin next week to replace nine power poles. read more...

Drop-in centre open during planned Anderson’s Bay power outage on Tuesday 29 May
25 May 2018

Aurora Energy will be carrying out network maintenance in the Anderson’s Bay area next week to replace power poles, switchgear and cable terminations. read more...

Upgrade to Central Otago electricity network at Gorge Creek, Fruitlands
23 May 2018

Bringing power to customers in Central Otago involves Aurora Energy electricity network crossing some challenging terrain and withstanding extreme weather conditions. read more...

Expert reviewer appointed for independent review
18 May 2018

International engineering professional consulting firm, WSP, has been appointed to carry out the independent review of the state of the Aurora Energy electricity network. read more...

Aurora Energy to commission independent review of its electricity network
06 Mar 2018

Aurora Energy’s new Chief Executive and Board of Directors are commissioning an independent review of the state of the Aurora Energy network. read more...

Lower Transmission Charges Behind Aurora Energy Price Change
01 Mar 2018

Lower transmission charges are behind Aurora Energy’s annual price change effective 1 April 2018. read more...

Appointment of General Manager, Asset Management and Planning
31 Jan 2018

Aurora Energy announces the appointment of Glenn Coates as General Manager Asset Management and Planning, effective 26 March 2018. read more...

Rapid progress on Aurora Energy pole programme
19 Jan 2018

In the 12 months to 31 December 2017, Aurora Energy has replaced 2,800 poles across its network, and replaced, repaired or reassessed in the order of 4,500 poles. read more...