Power on, no matter the weather – rural Mangaweka, New Zealand

Power cuts are a thing of the past for central North Island farmer Cameron Bunn.

When the power goes out for others, they’re quick to ask Cameron if he’s got electricity. “I say, ‘yep, my power never turns off’.”

Energising modern learning – Pitt Island School, South Pacific

A tiny school on an isolated island in the South Pacific Ocean is using Base Power to provide the constant electricity it needs.

With a tiny school roll, Pitt Island School is the hub of the island community of 21 households, approximately 23km south of Chatham Island.

Powering mobile communications – Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Base Power is the energy behind Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) mobile communications tower at TECT Park in Western Bay of Plenty.

Boasting 80 solar panels, a powerful energy storage unit and back-up generator, Base Power is providing a continuous supply of energy to the park’s cell tower to ensure people can use their mobile phones in the park any time of the day or night.

Enabling off-grid independence – rural Kai Iwi, New Zealand

Farmer Hans Brink was overseas when a devastating storm ravaged the lower North Island.

Hans’ wife Michelle was home alone when the power went out on their remote property. With a home and seven freezers to keep running, Michelle had to rely on a small generator borrowed from a neighbour to keep things ticking over.

Providing emergency lifeline support – New South Wales, Australia

Being able to turn on a light or have hot water are things we all take for granted.

So when Base Power Ltd learned of the damage caused to the rural electricity network following the devastating 2020 Australian bushfires, it deployed its off-grid energy solution to assist.