National’s heating cuts would hurt over a million Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Nationals heating cuts would hurt over a million Kiwis Simon Bridges promise to cut heating support for Kiwi families would see over a million people lose money to heat their homes each winter, says Minister Megan Woods. The Winter Energy … Read more »

Electric vehicle paper starts charging conversation

Press Release – Drive Electric

Research commissioned by Drive Electric has generated a deeper analysis of the impact widespread electric vehicle charging would have on the electricity network. Read more »

Profit significantly up for Trustpower

Press Release – TrustPower

Strong performance in both the retail and generation segments has contributed to a significant rise in profit for Trustpower for the year ended 31 March 2018. Trustpower Limited (NZX:TPW) added the most shareholder r value of all its listed competitors … Read more »

Trustpower lifts FY profit 35%, tips lower FY19 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

May 14 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower lifted annual profit 35 percent as the electricity generator-retailer’s earnings were bolstered by favourable hydro generation, firm winter wholesale prices and its retail strategy. Read more »

Additional scrutiny of Transpower’s price-quality path

Press Release – Commerce Commission

An independent verifier has been appointed to scrutinise key components of Transpowers proposal for its price-quality path for the 5 years from 2020 ahead of it being submitted to the Commerce Commission for approval. Read more »

Customers’ Best Interests at the Heart of ComCom letter

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Customers Best Interests at the Heart of Commerce Commission’s Open Letter on How New Technology Will Be Charged for The Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) welcomes the open letter and the gathering of information from … Read more »

Vector chair Michael Stiassny won’t seek re-election

Article – BusinessDesk

May 9 (BusinessDesk) – Vector chair Michael Stiassny says he won’t seek re-election at this year’s annual meeting because he no longer has the support of controlling shareholder Entrust Trustees, which owns 75.1 percent of Vector and represents its … Read more »

Statement from Vector Chairman, Michael Stiassny

Press Release – Michael Stiassny

In response to media speculation regarding his tenure as Chairman of Vector, Mr Stiassny said that he has always served with the full support of the major shareholder. Read more »

Don’t charge all electricity users for EV chargers

Article – BusinessDesk

May 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission is warning monopoly electricity networks not to treat electric vehicle chargers as assets they can charge all electricity users for. Read more »

ComCom on emerging technoloy in lines companies

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors to better understand how they are planning, investing and accounting for emerging technologies. Read more »

Reports of smelter demise greatly exaggerated

Press Release – Business NZ Energy

The BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes the reopening of a potline at NZ Aluminium Smelters at Tiwai Point. Read more »

Take extra care around use of electronics

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people to be vigilant around their use of electronics and other potential fire hazards. Read more »

Tiwai Point expansion supported by renewable energy

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has signed a contract* with New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) to agree the price of electricity for an additional 50 MWh per hour (438 gigawatt hours per year) at Tiwai Point in Southland. Read more »

Vector update Saturday 4PM – Around 1100 without power

Press Release – Vector Limited

Media update Saturday 4PM There are around 1100 customers without power across Auckland. Damage has been caused by trees or branches falling onto power lines, in one case pulling a power pole down, and including a car crashing into a power pole. Our crews … Read more »

Vector Welcomes Release of Productivity Commission Report

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector Welcomes Release of Productivity Commission Report into Transitioning to a Low Emissions Economy Vector welcomes the release of the Productivity Commissions report on transitioning to a low emissions economy. Vector Chief Executive Simon … Read more »

Vector urges the public to prepare for further bad weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

Auckland energy distributor Vector is urging the public to be extra careful and vigilant around trees throughout Auckland, as the weather looks set to worsen this weekend. Read more »

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. Read more »

New energy sector model for New Zealand

Press Release – Business NZ

The energy sector is taking the lead in developing a model for its own future. Read more »

Drive EVs to stop war

Press Release – Flip the Fleet

Buying an electric vehicle can help the world to avoid war. Well, Flip the Fleet didnt expect that when they polled owners of electric vehicles this month on their reasons for buying an EV. But the respondent was adamant: Oil played a huge part … Read more »

Coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

Press Release – Straterra

Straterra, New Zealands minerals sector industry organization, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods comment on TVNZs Q and A on Sunday that the government has no plans to end coal mining in New Zealand, particularly in light of governments … Read more »

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