Transpower New Zealand Limited (Transpower) is the State Owned Enterprise that plans, builds, maintains, owns and operates New Zealand’s high voltage electricity transmission network (the National Grid). Transpower is responsible for delivering and maintaining the supply of electricity throughout New Zealand.

The National Grid is made up of over 12,000 km of high voltage transmission lines and more than 170 substations. Electricity is transmitted over the grid at high voltages (up to 220,000 volts) from power stations to local lines companies and major industries. The National Grid delivers electricity to towns and cities by means of high voltage overhead transmission lines (and sometimes underground cables) that often cross private property.

Enquiries about sensitive activities (such as residential housing), subdivision, or development that requires, or may require, resource consent from Council, are managed by Transpower’s Environment Policy and Planning Group (EPPG) via this online enquiry portal – Pātai.

If your enquiry does not involve a resource consent process, this online enquiry portal may not the right place to submit your enquiry. To see which Transpower team is best suited to handle your enquiry, please click HERE.