ABOUT US

Te Aponga Uira is the electricity generator, distributor and retailer supplying electricity to the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. With around 50 staff, and around 6000 customers, our vision is to empower the community through sustainable and innovative energy solutions.

We are on a mission to guard and protect the energy security the community has enjoyed with us for more than 30 years. We’ll do that by embracing new technologies that deliver benefits to our customers and in doing so, help the Cook Islands meet international commitments to achieve net zero emissions.

Te Aponga Uira is governed by a Board of Directors which oversees activity, ensuring we meet our obligations to customers and as a State-Owned Enterprise.

Chairperson: Mata Nooroa

Vice-Chairperson: Stuart Henry

Directors: Jessie Sword, Randolph George, Donald Buchanan, Duane Malcolm

Left to right: Donald Buchanan, Stuart Henry (Vice Chairperson), Mata Nooroa (Chairperson), Jessie Sword, Duand Malcom and Randolph George

The daily operations are overseen by a management team who support staff to deliver reliable electricity to customers and visitors to Rarotonga.

Chief Executive Officer: Lesley Katoa

Executive Assistant: Gloria Tinirau

Financial Controller: Nick Carter

Chief Engineer: Teiiti Nia

Manager, Corporate Services: Danny Vakapora

Manager, Network Field Services: Makara Murare

Manager, Human Resources: Iliesa Sasala

We are regularly looking for new people to join our friendly and high performing team based in Rarotonga. Check out our vacancies page.

Our Vision

“EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE ENERGY SOLUTIONS”

Our Mission

“TO GUARD AND PROTECT THE ENERGY SECURITY THE COMMUNITY HAS ENJOYED FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES,

We are, and will remain, grid-focused, providing stability and reliability for both producers and consumers of energy, both in good times and in bad. We will do this by continuing to strengthen our operations and improve our resourcing.

WHILE WORKING TO EMBRACE NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT DELIVER COST SAVINGS AND BENEFITS TO OUR CONSUMERS AND, IN DOING SO,

We will continue to seek innovative solutions to the evolving energy needs. We will do this by drawing on experience and knowledge from around the world. However, as a state-owned entity, answerable to the people, we will consult with our customers to make sure our solutions are responsive and are appropriate for the circumstances and conditions. We recognise that the country’s economy depends heavily on economic activity on the island of Rarotonga. We take seriously our role in securing present and ongoing energy security regarding reliability and affordability.

 

HELP THE COOK ISLANDS MEET ITS INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS TO ACHIEVE NET ZERO EMISSIONS”

We understand that as a state-owned entity, we are answerable to Government in terms of alignment with its national and international priorities and commitments, towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as supporting Government initiatives.

 Note: This was revised and approved as of  8 March 2023
Our TAU TIKAI Values
TEAMWORK – We work together within TAU as a group of multi-talented people committed to achieving organisational success
ACCOUNTABILITY – We are committed and accountable to our stakeholders in delivering our mandate
UNITY – We continue to work collaboratively to deliver the highest level of service for our people

 

TRANSPARENCY – We strive for transparency in our actions, decisions, and communications
INTEGRITY – We are ethical and operate in a safe and compliant manner
KINDNESS – We continue to promote the “Kia Orana Way” through our service delivery
ADAPTABILITY – We remain agile in a fast-changing operating environment, recognising the importance of a sustainable energy pathway
INNOVATION– We are vested in exploring proven energy solutions and developing efficient and effective operational practices fitting our context
 Note: This was revised and approved as of  8 March 2023
Our Core Activities
  • Our success is determined by measures and indicators revealed through our Core Activities, which are described below.
  • Purchase as well as generate reliably sourced clean energy to match customer demands.

  • Utilise diesel efficiently and safely to generate electricity at a quality matching customer needs.

  • Maintain and control the grid network to transport electricity safely and reliably from generation source to new and existing customers matching their needs.

  • Retail electricity to the customer through metering, tariffs and payment options.

  • Financial management and processes.

  • Human resource management.

  • Project management.

  • Information Communication Technology systems and management.

  • Communications and relationships management.

  • Corporate responsibility.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer support team

FAULT LINE 24/7

+682-25257

Tutakimoa, Rarotonga
Cook Islands.
Phone: +682-20054 | Email: enquiries@electricity.co.ck

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