Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – connecting New Zealanders to their power system through safe, smart solutions for today and tomorrow. We plan, build, maintain and operate the high voltage transmission network that links generators with distribution companies and major industrial users.
The most recent round of our Demand Response Programme demonstrated an increasing consumer interest in managing electricity use and being involved in programmes that provide beneficial returns. Through demand response, we are able to manage peak demand by contracting with consumers to manager their energy use in return for a payment. Initiatives like this help us plan for a range of future energy demand scenarios and ensure the Grid will be flexible, reliable, and cost-effective.