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FAQ’S

General Questions

What is the Role of the Trust?

The Waipa Networks Trust owns Waipa Networks Ltd on behalf of the electricity consumers supplied by Waipa Networks Ltd. The Trust represents connected consumers in respect of electricity industry matters, including but not limited to, proposed new legislation which may impact upon the electricity industry. The Trust appoints the directors who manage the Company.

How often are the Trustees elected?

Every three years an election is held. The last Waipa Networks Trustee elections took place in October 2018, the next Trustee elections are scheduled to be held in October 2021.

Who elects the Trustees?

The Connected Consumers of Waipa Networks elect the Trustees by ballot during an election.  Connected consumers are entitled to one vote per network connection point.

How else does the Trust benefit it’s electricity consumers?

The Trust believes it is important to promote energy efficiency and has funded several projects to benefit the Connected Consumers of Waipa Networks.