Orion NZ is responsible for constructing and maintaining a dependable & safe electricity network across Central Canterbury.

Orion NZ Ltd

Orion New Zealand Limited is an electricity distribution company, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company was formed under its current name in December 1998. Orion is owned by Christchurch City Council and Selwyn District Council. They are a joint venture of those local councils, Christchurch City Council with a 89.3% stake and Selwyn District Council with a 10.7% stake.

Christchurch city upgrade

After the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Orion built a transmission network on their network and repaired their assets the existing subtransmission and distribution networks.

Transmission network

Orion has 66kV lines (mainly on pylons) and cables (XLPE, PVC and oil filled) for the bulk supply of areas in the Central Canterbury region.


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