Top Energy

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Top Energy
Te Puna Hihiko
Industry Electricity distribution, electricity generation
PredecessorBay of Islands Electric Power
Key people
Richard Krogh (Chair)
Russell Shaw (CEO)
Number of employees
Parent Top Energy Consumer Trust

Top Energy Limited (Top Energy) is an electricity distribution and generation company, based in Kerikeri, New Zealand.


Top Energy owns and manages the electricity lines network in the far north of New Zealand, including Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Kaikohe. The service area covers 6,822 km2 and serves over 32,000 customers. [1]


Far North power consumers connected to Top Energy’s line network own Top Energy with the shares being held, on their behalf, by the Top Energy Consumer Trust. [2]

Distribution network

The Top Energy distribution network is connected to the national grid at Kaikohe substation.

Network statistics

Top Energy network statistics as of 31 March 2020 [3]
Total system length4,016 km
110 kV56 km
33 kV341 km
22 kV31 km
11 kV2,297 km
Low voltage (230/400 V)883 km
Customer connections32,156
System maximum demand70.9 MW
System electricity delivered332 GWh

Network performance

The annual performance can be found in Top Energy's Group Annual Report on their website [4]

Ngawha Geothermal Power Station

Top Energy owns and operates a geothermal power station on the Ngawha geothermal field which produces 56MW. The initial station was built in 1998 (10MW) and expanded by 15MW in 2008 and again on 2020 with a further 31MW.

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  2. "Top Energy Consumer Trust". Top Energy. Top Energy.
  3. "Tableau Public NZ Commerce Commission". 12 January 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  4. "Top Energy". Top Energy. Retrieved 2021-01-11.