New eco-friendly power options for New Zealanders

Press Release – Panasonic

New eco-friendly power options for New Zealanders as Panasonic launches lithium-ion home storage battery system The Panasonic Home Storage Battery System will allow users to store energy generated by solar panels for later use, even after the sun … Read more »

Northpower Limited Media Statement

Press Release – Northpower

Northpowers 56,500 electricity consumers in Kaipara and Whangarei have today received a $5.48m (GST inclusive) line holiday. Read more »

New Zealand businesses focusing on energy efficiency

Press Release – EECA

More than 60 of New Zealands largest energy-using businesses are now working with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to save on energy use representing around 40% of the countrys total business energy use. Read more »

Ladies Mile Trees

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden is confident that a solution can be found to stop the iconic roadside trees on Ladies Mile being felled next week. Read more »

MainPower announces new leadership team

Press Release – MainPower

MainPower announces new leadership team North Canterbury electricity lines company, MainPower New Zealand Limited, has announced a new leadership team that will guide the company in the next phase of its transformative growth and execution of its customer … Read more »

ETS Review modelling documents released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) review, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector

Very hot and humid weather during the week meant heat pumps were turned to cooling mode all over the region driving up electricity demand. Read more »

Hon Jo Goodhew: In Focus: 28 January 2016

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

While away on holiday over the New Year period I spent time thinking about and planning for the year ahead. I also frequently checked on weather conditions for Canterbury, hoping that some much needed rain was falling. Read more »

Power lines make way for Southern Corridor project

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

28 January 2016 | NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Power lines make way for Southern Corridor project This week Transpower NZ, the owner and operator of the National Grid, completed work to realign their 110 kV transmission line to make way for the … Read more »

KCE distributes $8.3k in latest Heartland funding round

Press Release – King Country Energy

Media release – Ruapehu Press For Immediate release 26 January, 2016 KCE distributes $8.3k in latest Heartland funding round Electricity retailer King Country Energy (KCE) has announced that nine King Country community groups have received funding … Read more »

Backdoor talks to keep coal powering NZ “absolute disgrace”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

25 January, 2016: The electricity companies conducting a behind-the-scenes fight to keep New Zealands last coal-fired power plant at Huntly alive are an absolute disgrace, says Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman. Read more »

Record numbers of people switching electricity retailers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Record numbers of people switching electricity retailers Last year saw the highest number of people switch electricity retailers since 2011, says Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges. In 2015, 419,000 consumers switched providers, compared to … Read more »

Tiwai Pt smelter look safe despite global glut

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter appears to have become a little more secure, with the Rio Tinto-controlled plant thought to be roughly breaking even, largely thanks to a lower New Zealand dollar and the … Read more »

Solar array at Sylvia Park exceeds expectations

Press Release – Kiwi Property

Kiwi Propertys solar array at Sylvia Park exceeds expectations, producing year-round energy New Zealands largest solar array installation atop Aucklands premier retail destination, Sylvia Park, has exceeded expectations on its first anniversary … Read more »

Electricity Retailers Association appoints new CEO

Press Release – Meridian Energy

The recently-established Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) has appointed a Chief Executive. Read more »

Mighty River Power purchasing leading solar company

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power purchasing leading solar company Mighty River Power Chief Executive Fraser Whineray said while solar is a niche renewable energy technology, it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for New Zealand home owners and businesses. New Zealand … Read more »

MRP buys solar power installer What Power Crisis

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, which produces most of its electricity through hydro and geothermal generation, is buying solar power business What Power Crisis amid increased demand for the technology. Read more »

Agreement builds on greening goals

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is continuing to walk the talk in environmental responsibility through a collaboration agreement with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). The three-year agreement aims to either save or convert to renewable … Read more »

Celebrating Waipa’s Community Champions

Press Release – TrustPower

Celebrating Waipas Community Champions Entries for the Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards are now open! Run in partnership with the Waipa District Council and set up as an opportunity to recognise and thank local voluntary groups and their … Read more »

Celebrating Waipa’s Community Champions

Press Release – TrustPower

Celebrating Waipas Community Champions Entries for the Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards are now open! Run in partnership with the Waipa District Council and set up as an opportunity to recognise and thank local voluntary groups and their … Read more »

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