Our Electricity Network

If you are dissatisfied or concerned about any aspect of the electricity network services provided to you by Scanpower, including land or tree related issues, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with us.

Scanpower operates a structured, free and accessible complaints handling process and we endeavour to deal with your concerns in a professional, objective and constructive manner.

Scanpower is also a voluntary member of the Utilities Disputes Scheme, an independent body to which you may refer your complaint if we are unable to resolve to your satisfaction. Information on this scheme is detailed in the attached brochure, and via www.utilitiesdisputes.co.nz

You may lodge your complaint with Scanpower in a number of ways:

  • Over the telephone by talking to a member of customer service or management staff.
  • In writing, to:
    Scanpower Limited
    PO Box 157
    Dannevirke 4942
  • By fax, to: 06 374 9592
  • By email, to:
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  • In person, at:
    Scanpower Limited Building
    Oringi Business Park
    Oringi Road

If there are any special or any extenuating circumstances associated with your complaint (for example, if you are medically dependent or receiving treatment at home) please make us aware of this immediately.

Having received your complaint, Scanpower will make the following commitment to you:

  • We will formally acknowledge your complaint in writing within 2 working days of receipt of the complaint.
  • A member of the Scanpower management team will then contact you (most likely by telephone or in person) to discuss and deal with your complaint within 7 working days of receipt of the complaint.
  • We will keep you regularly informed as to our progress in dealing with your complaint and commit to providing you with an update every 5 working days following our first meeting or discussion with you.
  • We will endeavour to resolve your complaint satisfactorily within 20 working days.
  • If we believe there is good reason to take up to 40 working days to resolve a complaint, we will notify you of the reason for doing so.

If your complaint is identified as being associated with your electricity retailer, Scanpower will provide assistance in forwarding the complaint to the correct retail representative.

In the event that we reach “deadlock” and are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction within 20 working days (or 40 days if notified of good reason of such an extension as above), you may refer the matter to Utilities Disputes (www.utilitiesdisputes.co.nz). There is no charge for taking a complaint to Utilities Disputes, and we will assist you in doing so if necessary.

The complaint may also be referred to Utilities Disputes (www.utilitiesdisputes.co.nz) at any time earlier than this if Utilities Disputes is satisfied that:

  • Scanpower has made it clear they do not intend to anything about the complaint, or
  • You, the customer, would suffer unreasonable harm from waiting, or
  • It would otherwise be unjust to wait any longer.

The Office of Utilities Disputes can be contacted follows:

Utilities Disputes

Utilities Disputes
Freepost 192682
P O Box 5875
Lambton Key

Phone: 0800 22 33 40
Fax: 0800 22 33 47
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Web: www.utilitiesdisputes.co.nz

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Scanpower’s customer complaint handling process, please do not hesitate to contact us on
0800 80 80 39.