Auckland Transport to trial electric buses

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The government has announced funding for the E-Bus trial and related infrastructure as part of the EECA Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund. Read more »

Smaller electricity retailers now supply over 195,000

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Looking back at 2016 retail market trends, the Electricity Authority has observed strong customer growth for small to medium sized electricity retailers. Small and medium retailers have been growing their customer base steadily since 2010. Read more »

Powerco eyes price hikes to pay for $1.4 billion upgrade

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Powerco, the gas and electricity lines company owned by fund managers QIC and AMP Capital, wants to raise prices to help fund an upgrade to networks across the North Island that it says could cost as much as $1.4 billion Read more »

Upcoming power outage in Te Kaha,and surrounding areas

Press Release – Transpower

As owner and operator of the National Grid, Transpower needs to complete important line and substation maintenance work to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to Te Kaha, Waihau Bay, Omaio, Torere and the surrounding areas. Read more »

Time To Acknowledge Dunedin’s Local Community Champions

Press Release – TrustPower

The search is on to unearth Dunedins hardworking voluntary groups with entries now open for the Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards. Read more »

Entires Open for Central Otago District Community Awards

Press Release – TrustPower

The once a year opportunity to celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived in the Central Otago district. Read more »

Top Five To-Do’s in 2017 for Electricity and Gas

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

A stable supply of electricity and gas is white noise most of the time, but if these utilities suddenly arent available or suddenly cost too much, here are some 2017 resolutions to help you prepare. Read more »

Government’s EV charge runs flat

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Governments EV charge runs flat New figures obtained by Labour show that the National Government has left the handbrake on over its purchasing of electric vehicles, with less than 0.4 per cent of its All-Of-Government Panel purchases being EVs since … Read more »

Second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

CC cuts rate of return for monopoly electricity networks

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has cut the rate of return that local electricity lines networks and national grid owner Transpower can charge in its latest decisions on monopoly network pricing. Read more »

Review of rules for regulated electricity, gas, airport

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases final decisions on review of rules for regulated electricity, gas and airport services Read more »

Government Power Prices Rip-Off Ashburton

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Ashburton facing average power price increases of $226 p.a. Read more »

Season’s greetings from Eastland Network and our crews

Press Release – Eastland Group

Power is now fully restored to Gisborne and the East Coast, in time for the Christmas holidays. Read more »

Power is fully restored to Gisborne

Press Release – Eastland Group

Power is fully restored to Gisborne and the East Coast, 4 hours ahead of schedule After a light plane crashed into the high voltage lines near Hangaroa, severing the region’s connection to the national grid, Eastland Network crews have been working … Read more »

Power shut down confirmed for this Sunday

Press Release – Eastland Group

Gisborne and the East Coast to be without power from 6am to 2pm on Sunday, 18 December. By the end of this weekend, Gisborne and the East Coast should be operating at full power once again. Read more »

Vector comes out swinging at latest grid pricing proposals

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland’s electricity network owner Vector has come out swinging at the Electricity Authority’s latest proposals to shift the cost of the national grid to those areas benefitting most from investment in upgrades, saying … Read more »

Revised proposal would result in transmission price hike

Press Release – Entrust

Auckland consumers will be hit with a $59 million per annum increase in transmission prices while electricity generators such as Meridian and Contact would still receive a windfall gain under a revised Electricity Authority consultation paper released … Read more »

Nothing Has Changed in Latest TPM Rewrite

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector Chief Executive, Simon Mackenzie, says nothing has changed with the Electricity Authoritys latest Transmission Pricing Methodology proposals . The changes will mean a 33 per cent per annum increase in Aucklands transmission grid charges. Read more »

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authoritys claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow. Read more »

Power will be cut again on Sunday

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Power has been restored to the whole Gisborne and East Coast district but will be cut again on Sunday to repair a second circuit and ensure security of supply. Read more »

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