About WEL Networks

At WEL Networks we're delivering innovative energy solutions which enable our communities to thrive, and keep the lights on 24/7.

We've been serving the Waikato for 100 years, distributing power from the national grid, connecting over 160,000 people to electricity services through 89,000 installation connection points.

Based in Hamilton, we play an essential role in the region's economic and social development by identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region. We’re excited to be broadening our horizons as we diversify from a traditional lines company into a multi-utility.

This is driving our our company’s growth strategy and in recent years has seen us exploring not only new ways of ensuring our customers can receive safe and reliable energy but also expanding our commercial interests.

We're a major shareholder of Ultrafast Fibre Limited and have shares in Opunake Hydro; we've installed fast charging stations across the region to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, and we've introduced energy efficiency projects such as smart meters, storage and solar power. And that's just the start.

To deliver a top notch network and energy solutions we employ around 250 employees with a range of expertise; from Live Line Mechanics, Faults Technicians and Technical Planners, to in-house Health & Safety professionals, Accountants and Human Resource management.

We’re fully community-owned with WEL Energy Trust our sole shareholder.

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