Environment commitment

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 developing and managing its assets in a way that has regard for the environment and the interests of communities.

To meet this commitment, Transpower will comply with relevant environmental legislation and take all reasonable and practical steps to:

  • Comply with applicable laws, legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice through consenting and environmental risk assessments.
  • Minimise any adverse environmental effects resulting from its activities.
  • Improve environmental performance.

Transpower will achieve these outcomes by:

  • Setting objectives and developing procedures and programmes for managing identified environmental effects.
  • Consulting with local communities and stakeholders about proposed activities.
  • Ensuring environmental considerations are embedded into practices and processes.
  • Auditing and reporting on environmental performance.
  • Requiring all employees, contractors and service providers to abide by all environmental policies, procedures and other directives.
  • Provide training and development for our people on environmental issues.


For further information, please contact:
environment@transpower.co.nz