Switched On – the newsletter of Utilities Disputes

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

We are pleased to present the third edition of our newsletter, Switched On . Since our last publication, weve added a new Scheme – Broadband Shared Property Access Disputes Scheme (BSPAD Scheme) – to our dispute resolution coverage. Resolving complaints … Read more »

Energy Industry celebrates top achievers

Press Release – Connexis

Energy Industry celebrates top achievers September 18, 2017: The top trainees and trainers in New Zealands electricity and telecommunications industry have been recognised at the Connexis Annual Connection Excellence Awards in Hamilton. Read more »

Mercury’s wonderful energy recognised

Press Release – Mercury Energy

Mercurys wonderful energy recognised with supreme marketing award Mercury took out three prestigious awards, including the overall Supreme Award, at the 2017 TVNZ New Zealand Marketing Awards last night. The Supreme Award recognised Mercury, along … Read more »

Lane Neave Advises BT Mining on Solid Energy Acquisition

Press Release – Lane Neave

Lane Neave has advised BT Mining, a joint venture between Bathurst Resources Limited and Talleys Energy Limited, on the acquisition of assets from three mines acquired from Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (subject to deed of company arrangement). Read more »

Windflow Technology calls time on turbine manufacturing

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – David Iles, a US shareholder of Windflow Technology who bankrolled its UK activities, will take control of the unprofitable turbine maker and forgive some $21 million of loans in exchange for the company’s UK subsidiaries. Read more »

Coastguard Lake Taupō Making Waves

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards

Coastguard Lake Taup Making Waves as Supreme Winner at Community Awards Coastguard Lake Taup have taken top honours at Taup Districts biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards. Voluntary groups from around the … Read more »

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change

Press Release – Green Party

Greens announce Kiwi Climate Fund to tackle climate change The Green Party today announced a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change including replacing the Emissions Trading Scheme with a Kiwi Climate Fund. Were the first generation that will … Read more »

solarcity named as world changing Kiwi innovation finalists

Press Release – SolarCity

8 September 2017 – solarcity has been named as a finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards for its solarZero energy service. Read more »

The 2018 Commercial Electric Vehicle Summit

Press Release – Advanced Clean Transportation ACT Expo

The new event will showcase the latest advancements in battery and fuel cell electric vehicle technologies for the medium- and heavy-duty market. Read more »

New electricity market rules needed to hasten battery uptake

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Large-scale use of batteries in the electricity system is expected to become commercially viable in the next three to five years, but electricity market rules will have to change to deliver owners the full value of batteries’ various … Read more »

Transpower Releases Research on Battery Storage

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today released research into how battery storage could provide value for New Zealands power system. Batteries provide the greatest potential at residential, commercial and industrial sites although benefits vary depending on where they are … Read more »

Electric car sharing scheme is coming to Christchurch

Press Release – Yoogo

A reduction in emissions, more efficient use of vehicles and publically available car sharing will be delivered as part of a 100% battery electric car sharing service that will be launched in Christchurch in November. Read more »

Energy Industry excellence award winners to be announced

Press Release – Connexis

September 6, 2017: New Zealand’s top trainees and trainers in the electricity and telecommunications industry will be recognised at the Connexis Annual Connection Excellence Awards dinner next week in Hamilton. Read more »

Lightning Lab Electric showcases electricity innovation

Press Release – Lightning Lab

The countrys first electricity industry accelerator programme, Lightning Lab Electric, culminates this week (Sept 7) in Wellington and to celebrate, theyre hosting some of New Zealand’s most experienced electricity sector practitioners and successful … Read more »

First electric kerbside waste collection truck in NZ

Press Release – Waste Management

In a first for the Southern Hemisphere Waste Management puts an electric waste collection truck on New Zealand roads Read more »

Final Milestone Achieved in Solid Energy Asset Sales

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

31 August 2017 – The finalisation of the sale of the Stockton export coal operation and the two Waikato mines, Rotowaro and Maramarua to BT Mining completes Solid Energys asset sale process and effectively clears the path to the wind up of the company. Read more »

Trustpower looking to spin off Australian hydro generation

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower will undertake a strategic review of Australian hydro generation assets as it continues to focus on its core New Zealand business with a decision expected by the end of this year. Read more »

Electrical worker and employer fined for unauthorised work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unauthorised prescribed electrical work carried out in a kindergarten has seen a total of $20,750 fines given to a Palmerston North building company and one of its employees. Read more »

Commerce Commission Proposes Tighter Power Requirements

Press Release – Commerce Commission

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

Vector Financial Results for Twelve Months to 30 June 2017

Press Release – Vector

Group net profit from continuing operations rose 186.8% to $168.9 million from $58.9 million. The uplift was due to the $64 million impairment of the Gas Trading division in the prior year; growth in capital contributions; lower interest costs; … Read more »

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