Counties Energy owns and operates the electricity distribution network that services over 49,000 homes, farms, and businesses in our fast-growing region.
Stretching coast to coast between southern Papakura and Mercer and west of the Waikato River from Mercer to Waikaretu – we’re proud to have been energising our region for nearly 100 years.
From our roots as an electricity distribution network to a technology and energy business, we’re focused on smart solutions and customer-first energy ecosystems that reduce our carbon footprint. We continue to innovate, grow, and reimagine energy in line with the changing needs of New Zealand – putting our people and our planet at the core of what we do.
We remain 100% locally owned, with shares held by the Counties Energy Consumer Trust on behalf of our community.
We are undergoing a rapid transformation in the energy industry, driven by advancements in technology, changing consumer preferences, and a commitment to decarbonisation.
The accessibility of alternative energy systems, such as solar, wind and battery storage, is on the rise. These renewable energy systems enable users to both generate and consume energy, making energy flow now multi-directional.
The rise of EVs on our roads also has implications for our community, as we put smart energy management strategies in place to monitor and manage peak loads in real time.
As the decarbonisation of energy advances at pace, our role as your local Distribution Network Operator (DNO), will change to that of a Distribution System Operator (DSO). In this role, we become “energy orchestrators” to give customers access to a wider range of energy choices and services.