About WEL Networks

At WEL Networks we're delivering innovative energy solutions which help build sustainable Waikato communities 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 developed a smart network which talks to us before there’s a fault; we’ve invested in Ultrafast Fibre, the company responsible for one of New Zealand's largest telecommunication infrastructure builds, and each year we invest around $81 million to keep our network in top condition.

To help us deliver a top notch network we employ approximately 240 employees with a range of expertise; from Live Line Mechanics, Faults Technicians and Technical Planners, to in-house Health & Safety professionals, Financial Accountants and Human Resources.

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


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