In New Zealand, TrustPower owns 36 small to medium size Hydro Generating Stations and a large Wind Farm, with a further Wind Farm recently completed in South Australia. We produce electricity exclusively from renewable sources and our power stations produce enough electricity for around 220,000 Kiwi households. Safety, including public safety, is a core value in TrustPower.
TrustPower recognises that its electricity generation and transmission networks present inherent public safety risks from its waterways, civil structures and events such as storms, lightening strikes, plant failure and inadvertent contact with live electrical conductors. These events can cause injury or damage property. Whilst these risks cannot be completely eliminated we consider it critical to have strategies in place to control them.
With this in mind as per the electricity (safety) regulations 2010 TrustPower are committed to implementing a Public Safety Management Plan. The purpose of this plan is to minimise the risk of injury to the general public or property because of Trustpower’s operations. The approach taken includes consideration of public safety throughout the asset lifecycle including planning, design construction, maintenance and operation.