Counties Power – Pokeno Power Project

An initiative to provide a new power supply to Pokeno

From a sleepy village of fewer than 150 inhabitants to a small town and industrial hub ripe for even further expansion, the ‘boom town’ of Pokeno exploded from the rolling hills of rural northern Waikato.

An ambitious project, the largest in the Company’s 95-year history, was undertaken to construct an indoor substation and associated feeders in the heart of the community – and in record time – to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding neighbourhood of residential, commercial and industrial power users.