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What is the WESCT?

The Waitomo Energy Services Customer Trust (WESCT) owns the electricity distribution company The Lines Company, on behalf of customer beneficiaries.


What does the WESCT do?

  • Acts as a diligent shareholder and in particular monitors the performance of the directors of the Company and exercises the rights of shareholders for the benefit of the Trust Fund or Customers. 
  • Encourages and facilitates TLC in meeting its objective of being a successful business.
  • Promotes and encourages an efficient and reliable electricity distribution system to be available throughout the District.

Quick Info

Why is there a trust?

The Waitomo Electric Power Board was a body corporate duly constituted under the Electric Power Boards Act 1925. Government reforms of the electricity industry resulted in the Board incorporating Waitomo Energy Services Limited (the Company).

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Am I a beneficiary?

To be a beneficiary, you must be:

  • Connected to the Lines Company Network; and,
  • Paying for services delivered by The Lines Company; and,
  • Whose electrical installation falls within the¬†WESCT district¬†(the authorised area over which the previous Waitomo Electric Power Board supplied electricity as at 31st March 1993).

8,027

WESCT Beneficiaries

Trustees

6

Trustees

4,003

KM of overhead lines

Connections

24,300

Connections/ICPs