About Us

KCE is the leading electricity retailer and generator in the King Country region.

For more than 50 years we have generated electricity from hydro power stations in the region. We retail electricity to homes, farms and businesses all over the King Country. 

We're owned mostly by local people, local people work here, and it is local people that we provide electricity for. We are passionate about our King Country roots and the King Country people we serve.

Along with a commitment to renewable energy, we actively support King Country communities through stand-alone funding initiatives and the Heartland Community Fund.

Our customers

Our customers have homes, farms and businesses throughout the King Country region. 

Specifically, KCE customers are located in Mokau, Mangakino, Waitomo, Te Kuiti, Ohakune, Otorohanga, Taumarunui, National Park and Turangi.

Some of our customers also have businesses in surrounding towns like Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo.

We currently have about 18,000 customers in total, which is almost 75% of the King Country region’s electricity consumers.

Our power stations

We generate electricity at five sites:

  • Mangahao
  • Kuratau
  • Wairere
  • Mokauiti
  • Piriaka

Read more about our power stations here.

Our shareholders

KCE is a public company. 

  • King Country Energy is a public company and our two largest shareholders are Trustpower Ltd and King Country Electric Power Trust. The remaining shares are held by around 6,486 smaller shareholders, many of whom reside in the King Country area.

Our core values

  • Integrity: Being honest, trustworthy and respectful in our service
  • Teamwork: Communicating and performing as one
  • Commitment: Delivering on promises
  • Potential: Being motivated and empowered to grow and develop
  • Healthy: Keeping ourselves, our workplace and our communities safe

We embrace these values every day and they’re at the core of our day to day business.


KCE in the community





KCE owns and operates a hydro system incorporating four power stations located within the King Country region.

KCE also owns the Mangahao Power Station near Shannon which is operated by Todd Energy. We are focused on a bright future where we can continue to supply the electricity that you need every day. That's why we actively investigate new opportunities and other methods of energy generation that may be suitable for our region. We also run tours for our local schools!

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