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King Country Energy has been the power behind this community for over 50 years. And, with over 19,000 customers, they are the leading electricity retailer and generator in the King Country Region.
KCE is a public company and their two largest shareholders are Todd Energy Ltd (35.4%) and King Country Electric Power Trust (20%). The remaining shares (44.6%) are held by around 7,775 smaller shareholders, many of whom reside in King Country area.
King Country Energy was incorporated in 1991, taking over electricity retailing from the King Country Electric Power Board.
They restructured in 1999 following the Electricity Industry Reform Act 1998. At that time, King Country Energy and Waitomo Energy Services combined their assets and then split into King Country Energy Ltd (which acquired the generation and retail businesses) and The Lines Company (which acquired the electricity distribution business). King Country Energy has its head office in Taumarunui.
King Country Energy is focused on the future. They want to ensure they continue to supply more and more of the electricity needs for the people in the King Country region. That's why they are investigating a number of new hydro opportunities. They have also broadened their investigations into small scale wind generation.
A 10 MW hydro development along the Mokau River is one of the generation options King Country Energy continue to explore, and they are currently in the consenting phase of this project.
Electricity generation is undertaken at four local sites - Kuratau, Mokauiti, Piriaka and Wairere power stations - and at the Mangahao power station, near Shannon, which King Country Energy owns in conjunction Todd Energy.
If you have two or more accounts with King Country Energy, you can group your accounts and receive a 20% discount off the fixed daily charges of all combined accounts paid by the due date. King Country Energy is based in the King Country region and is run by local people for the local people enabling them to provide a more personal service.
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