What is PowerNet?
PowerNet is the electricity network management company that manages and operates electricity network equipment on behalf of OtagoNet. PowerNet staff manage connections to the network, power interruptions and maintain electricity network assets. PowerNet has offices in Invercargill and Balclutha.
PowerNet employees in the Balclutha office are charged with developing, managing and maintaining the electricity network assets in a cost-effective way. Field services are provided by independent alliance contractors.
OtagoNet also contracts specialist PowerNet staff to operate a 24/7 control room and faults call centre for its OtagoNet customers. The control room is located in Invercargill and known as System Control. System Control manages all faults, repairs and activity on the OtagoNet network. It can be contacted on freephone 0800 753 951.
The networks managed by PowerNet are: