AA Smartfuel boosts offering with Contact Energy

Press Release – AA Smartfuel

Theres no sign of AA Smartfuel taking its foot off the pedal with the announcement of a new partner one of New Zealands leading energy companies, Contact Energy. Read more »

Genesis replaces Contact as FlyBuys’ electricity provider

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is replacing Contact Energy in the FlyBuys loyalty scheme, as the country’s largest electricity retailer seeks to improve its attraction to existing and would-be customers. Read more »

Loyalty NZ welcomes Genesis Energy to Fly Buys

Press Release – Loyalty New Zealand

Auckland, 16 March 2017 Loyalty NZ, the company behind the Fly Buys loyalty programme, has confirmed that Genesis Energy will be joining the coalition on 7 May. Read more »

E tū urges delay to Top Energy job cuts

Press Release – E Tu

E t is seeking a halt to Top Energys plan to cut jobs, after a linesman suffered serious injuries in an incident in Kaitaia on Saturday. Read more »

New chair for WEL Networks

Press Release – WEL Energy Trust

Professional director and investor Rob Campbell is to be appointed Chair of WEL Networks Ltd. Read more »

South Auckland suburbs welcome solar technology

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Entrust, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Vector are taking energy efficient solutions, including solar and battery technology, into the homes and schools of south Auckland suburbs Papakura and Takanini to help lower electricity bills and improve the health … Read more »

Initial report into South Island AUFLS event released

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower has today released its preliminary report into the loss of supply event which affected some parts of the South Island on Thursday 2 March. Read more »

NZ Windfarms appoints John Worth as Commercial Director

Press Release – NZ Windfarms

Board Chairman Rodger Kerr-Newell made the announcement to the NZX today, marking a new chapter in the Manawatu wind generators leadership. John is no stranger to wind power in New Zealand, having successfully secured resource consents for Mighty … Read more »

Nanette Moreau presents systemic Issues in energy industry

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

At the 8-March 2017 Downstream conference for the energy industry, Nanette Moreau, Commissioner of Utilities Disputes Ltd (formerly the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner) presented the causes of systemic issues that she believes … Read more »

Northland DHB to replicate Bay of Islands energy savings

Press Release – EECA

A project to save energy at Northland District Health Boards Bay of Islands hospital has been so successful it has been replicated at the DHBs Dargaville hospital, and Kaitaia hospital will shortly follow suit. Read more »

Coordinated approach needed

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The electricity sector needs a coordinated, evidence-based approach to distribution pricing, the Chief Executive of the Electricity Retailers Association of NZ (ERANZ), Jenny Cameron, told the energy sector’s Downstream forum in Auckland yesterday. Read more »

Power Pole Accidents a Common Occurence

Press Release – Vector Limited

Energy company, Vector, says vehicles crashed into its Auckland electricity equipment 541 times last year, resulting in power outages across the region. Drivers hit Vectors power poles 268 times, pillars 253 times (small green boxes) and transformers 20 … Read more »

Big electricity users losing patience

Article – BusinessDesk

March 6 (BusinessDesk) – Large electricity users with national operations are losing patience with local electricity line network owners’ slow progress towards having common terms and conditions of service, including agreement on when it’s day or night. Read more »

How are we doing?

Press Release – MainPower

North Canterbury electricity lines company, MainPower New Zealand Limited, is requesting feedback from customers and the community on their interactions with the business to contribute towards improvements in the overall customer experience. Read more »

17-year-old carving out career in male dominated industry

Press Release – Connexis

Christchurch, 5 March 2017: 17-year-old Ellie Pugh is carving herself a successful career in the Energy Industry, a traditionally male dominated domain, in the true spirit of International Women’s Day. Read more »

Z seeks to engage Kiwis on carbon and climate change

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy will today launch a conversation with Kiwis around how Z, New Zealand and every Kiwi can make a contribution to addressing climate change and improving environmental sustainability. Read more »

ERANZ appoints regulatory advisor

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The pace of development of the energy landscape is behind the Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) appointment of former Transpower Customer Solutions Manager and Strategy Analyst Paul Fuge as Senior Policy and Regulatory Advisor. Read more »

Millions of Reasons for Northlanders to Be Angry – Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

While the Electricity Authority and the National government are demanding Northpower and Top Energy customers pay over $9 million more for their power each year, the real cost on Northlands biggest businesses takes the impact closer to $11 million. … Read more »

‘Modest investment’ in power generation needed from 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s power system will need some “modest investment” from next year to shore up the security of supply with the closure of several thermal energy plants, and will need to step up from 2022 once Genesis Energy’s coal-fuelled … Read more »

Power restored in Christchurch

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion has now restored power to all 50,000 customers in Christchurch who experienced power cuts due to an issue with the Transpower service coming into the city from Twizel. Read more »

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