Centralines is a consumer-owned and operated electricity lines business.
Centralines is one of 27 distribution companies in New Zealand. It distributes electricity to customers across the Central Hawke’s Bay region.
The Centralines network has over $54 million worth of assets, is 1,700km in length, and supplies around 8,500 connection points. Centralines is owned by the CHB Consumers Power Trust on behalf of the consumers in Central Hawke’s Bay.
Centralines is responsible for distributing electricity from Transpower’s national grid to electricity consumers.
As the only supplier of network services in our regions, Centralines is regulated by:
• The Commerce Commission (Commission) under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986, and
• The Electricity Authority (Authority) under the Electricity Industry Act 2010 and other regulations.