Power pylons to be removed from Silverstream subdivision

Press Release – Silverstream residential subdivision

Power pylons to be removed from Silverstream residential subdivision work starts Thursday, January 29 at 9.30am Read more »

Ensuring the Power Stays On For Turangi Patients

Press Release – BayTrust

If a civil emergency were to strike the central North Island, staff at Turangis Community Health Centre would be right on the front line. Volcanic eruptions from nearby Mt Ruapehu, lahars, earthquakes or other natural disasters could occur at … Read more »

Vector Network News: Happy 175th Auckland

Press Release – Vector Limited

As thousands throng the waterfront to celebrate Aucklands anniversary, its timely to take a look back at the introduction of electricity supply to Auckland homes and businesses – beginning at the dawn of the 1900s. Read more »

Power Optimizer – new technology now in NZ

Press Release – Solar Group

Solar Group A market leader in the Solar panels market in NZ since 1986 is happy to announce distribution partnership that expands the product offering of Solar Group and answers the increasing demand for solar innovative systems. Read more »

Contact signs deal with Maui that could see it use less gas

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy, one of New Zealands largest electricity generators and retailers, has signed a new deal with Maui Development Ltd to purchase between 22 and 26 petajoules of gas over a two-to-three-year period that significantly … Read more »

Mighty River again confirms no energy price increase

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced there will be no increase in headline energy prices for the Companys residential electricity and gas customers on 1 April 2015. Read more »

MightyRiverPower to keep energy price on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised in 2013, will keep the price it charges for electricity on hold for a third year in a row, but again will pass on any movements in the transmission … Read more »

RMA reform agenda outlined

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability, and maintaining the momentum of economic and job growth as well as better managing New Zealands environment, Dr Nick Smith said today in his 20th … Read more »

Mighty River Power Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power Quarterly Operational Update Three months ended 31 December 2014 QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS Geothermal now New Zealands second largest electricity fuel source ASX FY2016 future prices up $77.66 cents Hydro generation down … Read more »

State of the art power supply and solar testing facility

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury acquires specialist state of the art power supply and solar testing facility January 20, 2015 The University of Canterbury has acquired specialist state of the art power supply equipment for its power electronics research capability. The new … Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

There were car v. pole incidents in Mt Roskill, Albany Heights, Warkworth and Brookby during the week, with no damage sustained by Vector assets. There was also a spectacular crane v. pole in Grafton on Saturday evening. Emergency services advised us of house … Read more »

Smart Energy Challenge open for submissions

Press Release – Smart Energy Challenge

Applications are now open for the Smart Energy Challenge 2015 . The initiative, now in its second year, is a partnership between Wellington City Council and Enspiral to develop and fund a variety of community-driven projects that make better use of … Read more »

Network Summary: 2014 was a year of extreme winds

Press Release – Vector Limited

On Friday, NIWA released their 2014 Annual Climate Summary. It confirmed what Auckland residents had already suspected, 2014 was the windiest year in quite some time. NIWA says for the year as a whole, 2014 was the fourth windiest year of the past 49 years, … Read more »

UoC designing hybrid power model for Tongan island group

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury designing hybrid power model for Tongan island group January 12, 2015 A University of Canterbury postgraduate electrical and computer engineering student is designing a hybrid renewable energy power system for the Haapai Island … Read more »

Busy start to the year – Network summary for holiday period

Press Release – Vector

A busy time for both emergency personnel and faults crews with eight car v pole incidents during the holiday period along with six building/house fires to contend with. Read more »

Hitting The Road for a Better NZ for EV-eryone

Press Release – Leading The Charge Road Trip

Thousands of New Zealanders are on the road this holiday season. A group of Electric Vehicle enthusiasts are leaving Auckland on Wednesday, December 30th and their first stop is the Northern Bass festival near Mangawhai. Read more »

A water policy that’s fair for all New Zealander

Press Release – Maori Council

A water policy thats fair for all New Zealanders A national water policy framework must provide for the interests of the natural environment, the general public and Mori, say the Co-Chairs of the Council, Maanu Paul and Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie, … Read more »

Vector wants you to stay safe this summer

Press Release – Vector

Summer only comes once a year and we want you to enjoy every minute of it. Stay safe and have some fun in the sun with these safety tips. Read more »

Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

Solar homes stymied by Govt inaction

Press Release – Green Party

Government inaction is allowing the big power companies to discourage the nascent solar power sector, the Green Party said today. Green Party MP Gareth Hughes launched a petition today calling on the Government to empower the Electricity Authority to … Read more »

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