WHAT’S NEXT?

Matamata Chronicle - - Happy New Year -

• Pow­erco will con­tinue to work with landown­ers and other af­fected par­ties about any re­quire­ments for a new cir­cuit or sub­sta­tion. We ex­pect it will be sev­eral years be­fore we can bring a new cir­cuit into ser­vice. When con­structed, it will pro­vide a sec­ond con­nec­tion to the na­tional grid near Pu­taruru.

• Visual im­pacts are an im­por­tant is­sue and the pro­posal will be pub­licly no­ti­fied in ac­cor­dance with re­quire­ments un­der the Re­source Man­age­ment Act. This will al­low you to pro­vide feed­back on visual im­pacts.

• We will en­sure your feed­back reaches our reg­u­la­tors, the Com­merce Com­mis­sion and the Elec­tric­ity Au­thor­ity. We will work con­struc­tively with them to en­sure the reg­u­la­tory regime al­lows us to act in the longterm in­ter­ests of our cus­tomers.

• Most im­por­tantly, we will to lis­ten to our cus­tomers. We will run an ef­fi­cient ser­vice with the aim of de­liv­er­ing an ap­pro­pri­ate bal­ance be­tween price and qual­ity.

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