MainPower has been distributing electricity to the region for nearly 100 years, delivering electricity to over 39,000 homes and businesses via 5,017 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, across a geographic area of 11,180 square kilometres.
MainPower is a community-owned company. The MainPower Trust holds the ownership of the company on behalf of the communities of North Canterbury and Kaikoura and for qualifying customers.
Consumer ownership of MainPower entitles customers and the local communities to a share of profit. Profit distribution is made in two ways. Qualifying customers are entitled to a customer rebate which appears on your monthly electricity bill. MainPower also provides profit distribution in the form of sponsorship of community initiatives.
MainPower are responsible for getting power to more than 37,000 customers in our region across our network of 4,966 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables.
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