Aurora Energy owns and operates the electricity network in Dunedin, Central Otago/Wānaka and Queenstown Lakes. We own the poles, lines and equipment that distribute electricity from Transpower’s national grid to more than 93,500 homes, farms and businesses. Find out how we manage the network, our plans for the future and how we are tracking.

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Delivering our CPP

We want to build a network that delivers a safe and reliable supply now and enables the energy future of our communities.


Tracking our progress

Our Annual Delivery Report is an important way for us to communicate how we are progressing with customers and other stakeholders.

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Major projects

We have a large investment programme underway! Here are some of our current and recently completed major projects.

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The way electricity prices are set is changing, to make them fairer and easier to understand as well as supporting New Zealand’s drive towards electrification and decarbonisation.

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We're committed to finding innovative solutions for the future management of our network. Through collaboration and strategic partnerships, together we can drive Aotearoa towards reducing carbon emissions.


Managing demand

We operate a load management system to help reduce the load at times of peak regional demand. This includes the management of storage heating loads (eg, water heating) and streetlights.

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We are committed to being open and transparent, and information relating to Aurora Energy is available in our Disclosures library.

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Health and safety

People come first. Because we care about the safety and wellbeing of our people and communities, health and safety is top of our list in all that we do.

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Retailers on the Network

Here are the electricity retailers trading on the Aurora Energy network.

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Frequently asked questions

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about electricity at your place.

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Common electricity terms

The electricity industry has some special terms that you may not be familiar with. We've explained them in simpler terms for you.