Z Energy cleared to acquire Chevron subject to divestments

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy Limiteds application to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex and Challenge brands in New Zealand. Read more »

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ’s best interest

Press Release – NZCID

The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount, says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand … Read more »

Genesis extends life of coal-fuelled power station to 2022

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they’d be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted … Read more »

New Zealanders to benefit from keeping Huntly in operation

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today welcomed the announcement by Genesis Energy, supported by a number of other generator companies, to keep the Huntly power station in operation. Huntly remaining in operation alleviates some challenging situations in 2019 when it could … Read more »

Govt acknowledges Genesis commitment to removing coal units

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energys continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. Read more »

WCC announces reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council announced today that Wellingtons gross greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by 2.1% between 2001 and 2015. More details will be release in the Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Wellington City and the Greater Wellington … Read more »

NZ’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity provider launches

Press Release – P2 Power

New Zealands first peer-to-peer solar electricity provider launches on Waiheke Island Auckland, 29 March 2016 – P2 Power, a new, innovative energy provider, has launched the countrys first peer-to-peer solar power platform on Waiheke Island. Read more »

Charging Ahead

Press Release – Vector

Vector, in conjunction with Kings Plant Barn Silverdale, is proud to announce the installation of two rapid chargers for electric vehicles at the popular site. Read more »

Connexis adds Telecommunications to industry coverage

Press Release – Connexis

20 April 2016: Connexis will now oversee standards and qualifications for the Telecommunications Industry after working in close partnership with The Skills Organisation to make this transition. Read more »

Bioenergy Association welcomes Z Energy as gold member

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

Brian Cox, Executive Director of Bioenergy Association, said Z was currently putting the finishing touches on the most significant biofuel production facility ever seen in New Zealand and he welcomed Zs strong support for the Association. Read more »

Mighty River Power Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mighty River Power

QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS 43% of Mercury residential customers on fixed-price contracts 98% geothermal availability for the last two quarters 0.5% increase in electricity demand the seventh consecutive quarter that demand has increased on pcp Read more »

Energy sector veteran to lead Chch anchor projects company

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – Retiring Genesis Energy chief executive Albert Brantley is to be the chief executive of the newly created Crown company overseeing construction of Christchurch’s so-called ‘anchor’ projects. Read more »

Bennett travels to United States

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett travels to the United States today to represent New Zealand at several major international events. Read more »

Vector charging ahead

Press Release – Vector

Vectors electric vehicle chargers are being kept busy. The statistics for last week are enlightening. Read more »

Redundant trolley bus wires to be removed

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A section of redundant trolley bus overhead wires on the Hataitai loop running on Hataitai, Waipapa and Waitoa Roads, will be removed early next month. Read more »

Trimming Trees Cuts Down On Power Outages

Press Release – Unison

Thursday 14 April 2016 With 20% of power outages caused by trees, Unison Commercial Relationship Manager, Danny Gough, is asking customers to check for trees growing too close to power lines. Each year, particularly during the autumn and winter … Read more »

Long-awaited grid cost-sharing paper due May 17

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – A long-awaited recommendation on how the cost of the national electricity grid should be shared in future is due on May 17. Read more »

Vector crews kept busy with car v pole incidents

Press Release – Vector Limited

Network summary for week ending 10 April 2016 The end of daylight saving and the start of cooler weather has seen a significant rise in demand during the weekday evening peak. The peak is more pronounced and up 80 MW from the week daylight saving … Read more »

Z opens first fast start EV charging station

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy today opened Aucklands first fast charge electric vehicle charging station at the Z Skyway service station at Auckland airport. Read more »

Local trust finalist for national community energy award

Press Release – Community Energy Action

Canterbury charitable trust Community Energy Action (CEA) has been nominated as a finalist in this years 14th EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) awards, in the community category. The two yearly awards recognise organisations … Read more »

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