Network News for week ending 28/8/16: Charge up and fly out

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vectors expanding network of EV chargers now stretches as far as Auckland Airport with the launch of two rapid charging stations on Friday 26 August. Read more »

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services

Press Release – SolarCity

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services division and launches utility and grid services Read more »

Mike Allen to step down from Mercury Board

Press Release – Mercury

Mike Allen to step down from Mercury Board 26 August 2016 Mercury director Mike Allen has advised that he will step down from the companys Board on 3 November 2016, after seven years service. Read more »

Plan to boost coal burning at Huntly “regressive”

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 25: The newly appointed CEO at Genesis Energy has said a third coal-burning unit could now be returned to service, in a move that has stunned Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Electric Vehicles Leadership Group announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the members of the Electric Vehicles (EVs) Leadership Group as part of the Governments programme to accelerate the uptake of EVs in New Zealand. Read more »

Vector posts 4.7% gain in adjusted full-year earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Vector, the electricity and telecommunications infrastructure company, posted a 4.7 percent gain in adjusted full-year earnings on growth in Auckland and the expansion of its smart meter fleet, while signalling earnings growth may … Read more »

Financial Results: Customer focus driving change

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector enabling customer choice and driving industry transformation by embracing new technologies. Growth in Auckland and metering services lifts financial performance. Read more »

Genesis annual earnings slip 2.7%

Article – Metlifecare

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity retailer, posted a 2.7 percent decline in annual operating earnings as a combination of lower electricity, gas and oil prices combined with ongoing retail market competition to … Read more »

FIRST CUT: Mercury delivers special dividend

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury, the electricity generator and distributor formerly known as Mighty River Power, has delivered a 2.3 percent lift in operating earnings and declared a special dividend, reflecting its limited capital needs and the sale … Read more »

Vector Network News for the week ending 21 August 2016

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vectors electric vehicle charging stations continue to be used regularly. Since we began installing chargers in November 2015, we have served 34.32 MWh of electricity, potentially saving as much as 45,617.25 kilograms of CO2 from being emitted into … Read more »

Best and brightest finalists for energy excellence awards

Press Release – Connexis

August 22, 2016: Twenty of New Zealand’s top trainees and trainers in the electricity and telecommunications industry have been named as finalists in the Connexis Annual Connection Excellence Awards. Read more »

Another climate change milestone for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland has reached another climate change milestone by meeting international reporting standards for greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »

Transpower releases 2015/16 annual result

Press Release – Transpower

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, asset write-offs, and changes in the fair value of financial instruments (EBITDAIF) were $749.4 million, a slight decrease of $6.0 million (0.8%) from the 2014/15 financial year. The decrease … Read more »

Electricity Authority begins review of The Lines Company

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority today began its market performance review into The Lines Company (TLC), the electricity distribution network in the King Country. Read more »

Vector Network News for the week ending 14 August 2016

Press Release – Vector Limited

EV chargers helping the environment Vectors electric vehicle charging stations continue to be used regularly. Since we began installing chargers in November 2015, we have served 32.76 MWh of electricity, potentially saving as much as 43,543.74 … Read more »

Taupo Plains – extra crews to assist with network rebuild

Press Release – Unison Networks

Unison Networks said crews from across the country were arriving in the Taupo Plains today to assist in the Companys network restoration efforts. Read more »

Power Restored for Nearly All Rural Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Unison

Power Restored for Nearly All Rural Hawkes Bay Customers in Time for the Weekend Read more »

Young Energy Strategist Awarded for Leading Change

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Energy Manager Linda Thompson has been named Young Energy Professional of the Year 2016 at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards held in Auckland this week. Read more »

Transmission cost proposal could decimate regional jobs

Press Release – E tu

E t says hundreds of jobs will be at risk if proposed changes to transmission lines charges go ahead. Read more »

Rural Hawke’s Bay – most will have power restored today

Press Release – Unison

Unison Networks has advised restoring power to customers in rural parts of Hawkes Bay was making good progress, with most expected to be restored to the distribution network by this evening. Read more »

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