As the majority owner of Vector, we have an agreement which sees Vector spend at least $10.5 million every year on projects in the Entrust district. This fund has historically been used for underground projects in the Entrust district and has recently been extended to include new technology such as solar and battery.
Along with Vector, we launched a “Future of Energy” campaign in early August 2015 in which deserving individuals, families, community groups and schools were nominated to win the use of a Vector solar system featuring a Tesla Powerwall battery for 10 years. The first of the solar systems featuring a Tesla Energy Powerwall battery was recently installed at Rongomai School in Otara. The other winners have been contacted and their systems will be installed over the coming months. This initiative was proudly supported by Entrust.