Transpower is the owner and operator of the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network made up of lines and substations connecting areas of electricity generation with towns and cities across New Zealand.
Transpower is committed to working in a socially responsible way that is respectful to the environment and considers the interests of the communities in which we operate.
Our stakeholders, including landowners, occupiers and other community representatives and interest groups, are an important part of our consultation and stakeholder engagement process. We work closely with these groups to inform them of upcoming work on the Grid, and to offer opportunities for feedback including on the identification of potential environmental effects. This feedback is acknowledged and considered when finalising work proposals.
Transpower’s commitment to social responsibility includes:
- Incorporating sustainability into business activities and working with key stakeholders to promote sustainable outcomes for the electricity sector.
- Sponsoring educational and training activities that support the future requirements of the electricity industry in New Zealand.
- Assisting communities affected by our assets by investing in community-based projects via the Transpower CommunityCare Fund.
- Actively seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Reporting on our carbon footprint annually.
- Ensuring the National Grid helps meet the Government’s energy strategy target of having 90% of New Zealand’s electricity generated by renewable sources by 2025.
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