Welcome to EA Networks          

Electricity Ashburton Limited, trading as EA Networks, is a locally owned co-operative network company based in Mid-Canterbury, New Zealand.

The company owns and operates the regions electricity distribution network, an advanced fibre optic communications network and is the cornerstone investor in the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation company. EA Networks also operates a successful contracting business that supports our electricity and fibre networks whilst also providing services to residents and businesses across the region and beyond.

Being a co-operative business owned by its customers, EA Networks has strong ties to the community. Whilst focussing on infrastructure investments that provide economic benefit to the region, the company also supports community projects. EA Networks is proud to support all local urban and rural schools by providing its fibre optic network to each. This ensures that every child in the district can access ultra-fast broadband and the latest in education tools provided by Network 4 Learning (N4L). The company also invested in the naming rights to Ashburton’s swimming and recreation facility – The EA Networks Centre – which is now open.


We are passionate about our business and our region, and we are focussed on delivering safe and reliable network infrastructure that supports our community and the local economy.


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Notice to Shareholders

Shareholders that have left the Ashburton District or disconnected from the EA Networks power network are entitled to a refund of their shares. Click here to see whether you are due a refund, and if you are contact EA Networks to complete processing.

To view our latest summary annual report (2014) click here.