Our History

The history of electricity companies in South Canterbury goes back a long way and has seen many changes over the decades. In 2000 Alpine Energy Ltd (South Canterbury) together with Network Waitaki Ltd (North Otago) formed the managing company Networks South Limited. On the 3rd of July 2000 NETcon Ltd started operating as the combined contracting company of NSL.


Networks South was dissolved in 2005 and NETcon continued to trade being jointly owned by Alpine Energy and Network Waitaki. In 2008 Network Waitaki took ownership of the Oamaru branch and the Timaru branch was then wholly owned by Alpine Energy.

The company has been growing ever since and today has over 100 staff members. In recent years the Alpine Energy network has been one of the fastest growing networks in New Zealand which meant a growing demand of resources and supply from NETcon for new power connections and maintenance.

NETcon has also successfully been involved in overseas projects with a focus on renewable energy sources.

Extreme weather conditions like heavy snow falls and seasonal wind storms bring are business as usual for our crews as the company continues to focus on providing stable power supply to all customers in our region.