MainPower has been distributing electricity to the North Canterbury region for around 100 years. We deliver electricity to over 41,000 homes and businesses via 5,121 kilometres of overhead lines and underground cables, across a geographic area of 11,180 square kilometres. Our network area spans from north of the Waimakariri River, through the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts to Kaikōura.
MainPower is a consumer-owned company. The MainPower Trust holds the ownership of the company on behalf of the communities of North Canterbury and for qualifying customers. Learn more about the MainPower Trust here, or visit the Trust's website.
Consumer ownership of MainPower entitles qualifying customers to a rebate. The rebate is passed onto all retailers on the MainPower network and is generally shown as a discount on customers' monthly power bills. Some retailers choose not to show this rebate as a separate item on their invoices, instead the rebate is bundled with other charges.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the activities of MainPower and governing the company. Learn more about our Board here.
The MainPower Team
Our team is made up of around 170 field and office-based staff, spread between three depots in Rangiora, Culverden and Kaikōura. Meet our Executive Team and learn more about the team and current vacancies here.