Delivering best value to customers
We’ve got a vast network of assets to manage – think power poles, gas pipes, wires, cables, transformers, gas regulating stations… the list goes on and on.
To make sure these assets remain safe, reliable, and efficient, it’s important to make the right choices about where and when to spend money.
That’s where Copperleaf comes in. This software tool helps ensure we’re working on the projects that deliver the best value for you.
It works by using our newly developed ‘Value Framework’ to weigh up factors such as whether the project improves network reliability, increases safety, reduces cost, or reduces environmental impact.
The framework quantifies the value that each proposed project can deliver against these measures so that we can make consistent, informed choices about where we invest.
This is supported by the Asset Health and Criticality framework which turns condition-based assessments into measures of asset health and risk. We then use this information to decide which assets we need to repair or replace.
Copperleaf also allows us to optimise the portfolio of projects that we’re working on – helping us to make informed decisions about where our limited resources are best spent for maximum value.
We’ll be regularly reviewing the framework to ensure it continues to reflect our customers’ needs.
Find out the latest updates about this project
We strive to minimise impact in the design and placement of network infrastructure and we’re still planning and consulting on the route for the new circuit. The circuit will be a mix of overhead lines – which you will see, and underground cable – which you won’t see. You’ll also see a new building at our Putaruru substation, replacing the ageing existing building there.
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