Trustpower affirms guidance as wholesale prices stay high

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower affirmed annual earnings guidance, having raised its outlook three times this financial year on strong wholesale electricity prices, and noted the low hydro lake levels are threatening to trigger a high-priced event … Read more »

Keep cool without blowing your energy bill

Press Release – EECA

Keep cool without blowing your energy bill You can keep your home cool without blowing your energy bill, according to EECA ENERGYWISE. Technical expert Allen Davison says more New Zealanders are using their heat pumps as air conditioners in summer and … Read more »

Government helps seed 20 EV-related projects with $3.7 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Government and its commercial and not-for-profit partners are stumping up $8 million across 20 projects aimed at getting 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2021. Read more »

EV ridesharing trial to Devonport ferry

Press Release – Drive Electric

The introduction of an electric vehicle ridesharing trial between commuters homes and the Devonport ferry is being applauded by Drive Electric. Read more »

Kiwis take power into their own hands

Press Release – Electricity Authority

A record number of New Zealanders switched electricity companies in 2017 as competition in the market increased to never-before-seen levels. Read more »

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealands highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. Read more »

More Contact sees fewer complaints

Press Release – Contact Energy

More Contact sees fewer complaints Improved communication and empowering staff to resolve problems has seen Contact Energys share of deadlocked customer service complaints progress from one of the worst in sector to one of the best in the space … Read more »

Electricity retailers look to provide more transparency

Opinion – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Electricity retailers look to provide more transparency about how customers data is used and shared By Jenny Cameron, Chief Executive, Electricity Retailers Association of NZ Over the past decade, digital technology has transformed the way New Zealanders … Read more »

Mercury picksTesla for large scale battery project

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ has selected Tesla as the provider for a scalable national grid-connected battery trial after a tender process launched last September. Read more »

Drive Electric supports NZTA’s EV move

Press Release – Drive Electric

The New Zealand Transport Agencys decision to look at boosting its electric vehicle fleet and invest in charging infrastructure has been welcomed by Drive Electric. Read more »

Nextgen Energy Accepts Bitcoin for Bill Payment

Press Release – NextGen Energy

Nelson, New Zealand (11 Jan 2017) Nelson-based power retailer NextGen Energy announces it is now accepting Bitcoin for payment of electricity bills. The social enterprise company operates as a not-for-profit , uniquely donating all net profits … Read more »

NZTA seek info to set up national EV charge infrastructure

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The NZ Transport Agency is seeking information for a nationwide electric vehicle charging infrastructure as it looks to roll out a further 41 electric vehicles across its fleet. Read more »

King Country Energy independents say accept takeover

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 8 (BusinessDesk) – King Country Energy, the leading electricity generator and retailer in the King Country, Waitomo and Ruapehu regions, said its independent committee recommends shareholders accept a joint venture takeover offer. Read more »

Meridian Buys Trustpower’s Australian Hydro Assets for A$168

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy has agreed to buy Trustpower’s Australian hydro-electric generation assets for A$168 million, which it says will support an expanding retail business across the Tasman. Read more »

Christmas comes early for electric vehicle owners in Winton

Press Release – ChargeNet

Christmas has come early for owners of electric vehicles in Southland with the opening of a fast charging station in Winton. Read more »

Ports of Auckland study into ‘plugging-in’ cruise ships

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has today released the results of its study into the feasibility of using shore power for cruise ships berthed in Auckland . Shore power is the industry term to describe plugging-in cruise ships to the national grid. Read more »

Genesis generator fault won’t hit FY18 guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – One of Genesis Energy’s three generators in Tekapo suffered a fault last month and won’t return to full capacity until early March, though the company hasn’t altered full-year guidance. Read more »

Updated Rules for Gas Pipeline & Electricity Lines Companies

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision to update the rules around related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

Public Information Disclosure Requirements Tidied Up

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has updated its information disclosure requirements for regulated international airports, electricity lines companies and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills. Read more »

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