Power Lines

Safety

Trees growing close to power lines and other electrical conductors pose a serious risk to public safety. They may also cause power cuts or voltage problems for connected consumers. You should never attempt to carry out tree maintenance never live lines.

Waipa Networks has a specialist arborist division Waikato Tree Services who offer a full range of tree maintenance services to the greater Waikato region. If you would like a free quote for work at your property visit their website www.waikatotrees.co.nz.

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Solar Energy

Efficiency

Solar panels are a great way to help save on your power bills. These are expensive at the start, but over time will pay back plus more.

Using the sun’s natural energy is a great way to generate clean electricity. With panels typically installed on roofs and in north facing places, solar panels work well in rural and urban locations, where there is plenty of sunshine and minimal shade coverage.

Solar panels produce electricity based on the intensity of sunlight it is exposed to – you’ll get electricity on cloudy days too, but at a lesser rate than a sunny day.

Waipa Networks has 10kW of solar panels installed at our depot in Te Awamutu. To see how they are doing visit solar.waipanetworks.co.nz Note – this page works in all major internet browsers except Firefox.

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Camera

IP cameras are a step up from traditional security cameras as they can connect to the internet and you can view them on the go, or share them with someone keeping an eye on the house for you.

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Smart Door

Keypad door locks have been available for residential use for a number of years now, however alternatives now also include fingerprint, Bluetooth and wi-fi enabled devices.  Some door locks even include a camera and speaker that let you communicate with visitors and unlock the door for them without you even being there!

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Security Lighting

Efficiency

Security Lighting with movement sensors helps to protect your home with a low energy consumption. Using energy efficient light bulbs will further reduce the power requirement.

Make sure your security light isn’t set too sensitive to avoid it staying on for long periods.

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Wind Power

Innovation

Utilising one of the best natural resources in New Zealand, wind turbines are a great way to generate renewable electricity.

Small wind turbines will continue to generate electricity as long as there is a constant wind speed. Wind turbines are usually mounted high so that they are exposed to a more steady air flow. Electricity is generated when the wind turns the rotor blades of the engine.

Small scale wind turbines are becoming more efficient and cheaper to buy.

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Fibre Optics

Innovation

High speed broadband has been rolled out to Waipa urban areas by UltraFast Fibre Ltd. Visit www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz to find out if it is available at your property.

 

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Power Battery

Battery storage is becoming more affordable and allows you to store unused energy generated by solar panels and use it when the panels aren’t generating, for example at night.

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Underground Cables

Safety

If you need to dig near underground cables, or are unsure of where underground cables are located, contact your power company to organise a cable location.

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Snail Mail

Efficiency

Do you get your power bill by snail mail? Save paper and time by contacting your electricity retailer and asking to receive bills by e-mail.

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Power Lines

Safety

Trees growing close to power lines and other electrical conductors pose a serious risk to public safety. They may also cause power cuts or voltage problems for connected consumers. You should never attempt to carry out tree maintenance never live lines.

Waipa Networks has a specialist arborist division Waikato Tree Services who offer a full range of tree maintenance services to the greater Waikato region. If you would like a free quote for work at your property visit their website www.waikatotrees.co.nz.

Solar Energy

Efficiency

Solar panels are a great way to help save on your power bills. These are expensive at the start, but over time will pay back plus more.

Using the sun’s natural energy is a great way to generate clean electricity. With panels typically installed on roofs and in north facing places, solar panels work well in rural and urban locations, where there is plenty of sunshine and minimal shade coverage.

Solar panels produce electricity based on the intensity of sunlight it is exposed to – you’ll get electricity on cloudy days too, but at a lesser rate than a sunny day.

Waipa Networks has 10kW of solar panels installed at our depot in Te Awamutu. To see how they are doing visit solar.waipanetworks.co.nz Note – this page works in all major internet browsers except Firefox.

Camera

IP cameras are a step up from traditional security cameras as they can connect to the internet and you can view them on the go, or share them with someone keeping an eye on the house for you.

Smart Door

Keypad door locks have been available for residential use for a number of years now, however alternatives now also include fingerprint, Bluetooth and wi-fi enabled devices.  Some door locks even include a camera and speaker that let you communicate with visitors and unlock the door for them without you even being there!

Security Lighting

Efficiency

Security Lighting with movement sensors helps to protect your home with a low energy consumption. Using energy efficient light bulbs will further reduce the power requirement.

Make sure your security light isn’t set too sensitive to avoid it staying on for long periods.

Wind Power

Innovation

Utilising one of the best natural resources in New Zealand, wind turbines are a great way to generate renewable electricity.

Small wind turbines will continue to generate electricity as long as there is a constant wind speed. Wind turbines are usually mounted high so that they are exposed to a more steady air flow. Electricity is generated when the wind turns the rotor blades of the engine.

Small scale wind turbines are becoming more efficient and cheaper to buy.

Fibre Optics

Innovation

High speed broadband has been rolled out to Waipa urban areas by UltraFast Fibre Ltd. Visit www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz to find out if it is available at your property.

 

Power Battery

Battery storage is becoming more affordable and allows you to store unused energy generated by solar panels and use it when the panels aren’t generating, for example at night.

Underground Cables

Safety

If you need to dig near underground cables, or are unsure of where underground cables are located, contact your power company to organise a cable location.

Snail Mail

Efficiency

Do you get your power bill by snail mail? Save paper and time by contacting your electricity retailer and asking to receive bills by e-mail.

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