SolarCity NZ acquires specialist solar installation company

Press Release – SolarCity

To continue the growth of its in-house engineering expertise, SolarCity NZ today announced the acquisition of SmartSparky, a specialist solar design and installation company. Read more »

Oxford University study says large dams are uneconomical

Press Release – Oxford University

Just in time for this weeks ASEAN Renewable Energy Week, new scientific results have questioned the economic viability of large dams. Calculations by the Bruno Manser Fund show that the Malaysian Bakun Dam scores even worse than the average large dam. Read more »

Vector Network News incl. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita

Press Release – Vector Limited

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita Ex Tropical Cyclone Ita struck with full force on Thursday morning with blustery winds blowing sodden vegetation into lines, causing outages throughout the northern and western parts of the Auckland region. Vector crews worked … Read more »

Power prices soar on the eve of winter

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labours Energy spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Power Outages for Some Hawke’s Bay Customers

Press Release – Unison Networks

Friday 18 April 2014 Some Hawkes Bay customers have started the long weekend without power, with high winds and heavy rains causing damage to the electricity network. Read more »

Easter Delivers Power Outages for Some Rotorua Customers

Press Release – Unison Networks

Friday 18 April 2014 Some Rotorua customers have started the long weekend without power, with high winds and heavy rains causing damage to the electricity network. Read more »

Northpower – Easter storm … Update 5

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower has restored power to thousands of customers impacted by todays storm. Only 184 of Northpowers 55,000 customers remain without power. Read more »

Power Cut as Rotorua Experiences Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Press Release – Unison

Hundreds of customers are without power in rural areas around Rotorua, with the region currently being battered by high winds and heavy rain. Read more »

Genesis Energy soars on debut, other gen-taliers rise

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) Shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared 18 percent at their debut listing on the NZX this afternoon, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Read more »

Genesis shares stag 17% at listing, first trade at $1.81

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) Shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy debuted on the NZX this afternoon, rising 26 cents, or 17 percent, from their $1.55 issue price, to $1.81 in the first minutes of trading. Read more »

Electricity industry invited to ‘invest for tomorrow’

Press Release – Electricity Engineers Association

New Zealand’s electricity supply industry gathers for their annual conference 18-20 June at Skycity Auckland, with the theme; People process and plant invest for tomorrow’. Read more »

Northpower – Easter storm … Update 4

Press Release – Northpower

The use of a helicopter has enabled Northpower to find the cause of a fault on its 33kV line between Maungaturoto and Kaiwaka. Read more »

Northpower deploys helicopter to assess damage

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower has deployed a helicopter to check for damage on its 33kV line from Maungaturoto to Kaiwaka following a major power outage affecting Maungaturoto, Brynderwyns, Kaiwaka and Mangawhai. Read more »

Mighty River Power: Quarterly Operational Update, March 2014

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Powers geothermal production was its highest ever in the period at 682GWh, an increase of 179GWh (or 36%) on the prior comparable period (pcp) making up 45% of Mighty River Powers total generation. Read more »

Northpower – Easter storm

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower Limited advises of widespread power outages in Kaipara and Whangarei affecting thousands of customers following high winds overnight. Read more »

NZ government scales back larger applications for Genesis

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – The government will progressively scale down applications for large shareholdings in Genesis Energy ahead of tomorrows listing after the final partial privatisation in the current programme attracted 68,000 investors. Read more »

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say. Read more »

Green electricity utility appoints Gentrack as partner

Press Release – Gentrack

Gentrack, a global provider of specialist software solutions for energy utilities, water companies and airports, has made further inroads into the UK market by winning LoCO2 Energy as its newest customer, an independent and innovative low-carbon electricity … Read more »

Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these dont go far … Read more »

Wet Easter Weather Ahead

Press Release – Vector Limited

It might be more gumboots than jandals weather ahead for the Easter break. MetService are reporting that an intense low of tropical origin should be approaching the North Island on Thursday and move slowly southwards on Friday to lie west of central New … Read more »

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