MainPower is committed to supporting the community and our youth through an education programme. The key focus areas are around community energy education, economic development for the region and environmental sustainability.

MainPower supports the Power Engineering Excellence Trust through the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) hosted within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury. MainPower is proud to support our region's youth with its Secondary School Prize for Excellence in Physics and/or Maths and Primary School Citizenship Award. The 5Es of Energy is a teaching resource provided by MainPower that promotes electricity safety and renewable energy.