Vector Energy

Vector believes the future of power will be driven by brilliant new infrastructure that will see true on-demand energy delivered in bold new ways. Unprecedented integration and storage capacities will redefine how consumers generate. source, store and trade energy.

Sustainable initiatives

Examples of Vector's (VCT) sustainable initiatives include:

Social sustainability

  • community - produce the Energy Efficient Communities Project which will deliver hot-water heat control units, LED lightbulbs and energy advice to homeowners in Papakura and Takanini. Local organisations, including schools and community facilities, will also receive a Tesla Powerwall
  • community - 36 schools were visited during the year, and Vector talked to 7,619 students, about sustainability and being safe around electricity
  • community - revitalised their mural programme to paint artwork on their assets to beautify communities. Last year, three new murals were completed in Avondale, Kingsland and Ellerslie
  • marketplace - updated their app to make it easier for over 70,000 customers to report outages, or see current outages, planned and unplanned
  • marketplace - their Keep the Lights On campaign informed Aucklanders that one in five power outages is caused by trees and offered them a significant discount on tree trimming to keep their branches away from our network, and
  • workplace - decreased lost time injury frequency rate by 15%.

Environmental sustainability

  • worked with Dominion Salt to integrate a Tesla Powerpack with their 660kW wind turbine at Lake Grassmere to deliver around 75% of the site’s energy needs
  • they've provided solar systems to provide Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei households 47% of their electricity, saving the equivalent of 12.55 tonnes of co2 (between December 2016 to April 2017)
  • their new vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers operate to 1) take power from the grid, they can also reverse the process, and 2) transform electric vehicles into mobile power sources for businesses and homes
  • they have email addresses for 76% of our retail customer base which has saved them $126,000 in postage costs and 4.5 tonnes of CO2e
  • launched their EV app to make finding and getting directions to EV chargers nationwide more easy
  • installed over 1m smart meters across New Zealand and 24,200 smart meters across Australia
  • they own 50% of Treescape, who won the contract for the Council's arboriculture work, and
  • installed a 1MW/2.3MWh Tesla Powerpack battery in Glen Innes, Auckland.

Governing sustainability

  • governance - they have agreed on seven key goals - each relating to their overarching priorities of climate change and transition to a low carbon economy and/or inclusion and equality. 

Find out more about Vector Energy here.

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