Cambridge Substation Project

We’re supporting and planning for regional growth and community development in Waipā.

Cambridge Substation Project at a glance

  • New 33kV – our zone substations will connect to Transpower’s Grid Exit Point (GXP) substation in Hautapu.
  • 13,200 new homes by 2050  – we’re planning for 13,200 new homes across the Waipā district.
  • 50MW by 2025 – peak demand is expected to grow from 42MW to 50MW.

Regional growth

The future of Waipā is bright and Waipā Networks is proud to be part of it.

Over the next decade, our region is expected to grow by over 25,000 with about 14,000 more people calling Cambridge home.

Cambridge is arguably one of the most vibrant and thriving areas in New Zealand, based in the heart of the Waikato. Improvements in transportation and local infrastructure make Cambridge an attractive location for residential, commercial, and industrial development.

Investing in our infrastructure is critical to see our region continue to thrive. That’s why we have partnered with Transpower to develop a solution that will guarantee a reliable and resilient power supply for our network.

Last year (September 2023), we blessed the site where the major project would begin. Now, the project is well underway with the development of the Transpower substation, as well as a Waipā Networks 33kV zone substation. This will reinforce the supply into Cambridge and provide additional capacity to our wider network.

With this investment, we are confident that we will be able to keep pace with the region’s growth and provide our customers with a consistently dependable and high-quality power supply.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this project please contact us:

Ph: 0800 800 769 (24hr)

Email: talk2us@waipanetworks.co.nz


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Stay up-to-date

19 September 2024, local mana whenua, Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura and Ngāti Hauā led the traditional site blessing.

January 2024, the project will reinforce the security and reliability of electricity supply into Cambridge and the Waipā region.

January 2024, the new substation resides next to the Waikato Expressway and is linked to Forrest Road, Cambridge.

May 2024, the latest site timelapse shows major progress of the project. Exciting stuff!