There are some big projects being planned by Nelson Hydro this year

Nelson Hydro is planning for some big projects this year.

Manager Alex Love says they have submarine cables parallel to the Orange bridge in Nelson, which are getting aged and at end of life, so the plan is to replace both of those in the Spring to maintain reliability to customers on the North Shore.

He says that's a million dollar project.

They're also planning to work on concrete at the power plant, and to continue to look for new sources of generation.

Meanwhile Nelson Hydro is going to be asking council to make a decision on a rate increase next week