More renewable electricity generation used

Press Release – Electricity Authority

In the first four months of 2017 New Zealand used less thermal and more renewable electricity generation than the average for the previous six years, says Electricity Authority Chief Executive Carl Hansen Read more »

Aurora Energy outlines large-scale asset renewal programme

Press Release – Aurora Energy

Aurora Energy is planning to spend more than $720 million in the Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes districts over the next decade. Read more »

Mixed blessings for Contact Energy from low southern lakes

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Low inflows of water into the South Island’s hydro-electricity storage lakes are expected to knock Contact Energy’s earnings in the second half of the current financial year but should boost prices for electricity to residential, … Read more »

New Zealanders continue to switch electricity retailers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The fact that 138,000 people have switched electricity retailers already this year shows competition is strong and consumers continue to shop around for a good deal on their power bill, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. The Whats … Read more »

Infratil annual earnings pip past guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil beat annual earnings guidance after its recently demerged hydro and wind energy investments – Trustpower and Tilt Renewables – got a late tailwind from mother nature. Read more »

Extended partnership agreement with Electricity Authority

Press Release – Jade Software

Christchurch, 16 May, 2017 Jade Software is pleased to announce their appointment as the ongoing supplier for Registry Manager services, as recently tendered by the Electricity Authority (the Authority). Commencing on 1 May, 2017, the seven-year … Read more »

Trustpower annual profit climbs 37% post-Tilt demerger

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower lifted annual profit 37 percent as the electricity generator-retailer’s earnings were bolstered by strong hydro production and favourable prices in Australia, and a full-year contribution from King Country Energy. Read more »

TeamTalk puts off CityLink fibre capex in deals

Article – BusinessDesk

May 12 (BusinessDesk) – TeamTalk expects to have more cash on hand after reaching two deals to slim down and put off major capital spending on its CityLink fibre network. Read more »

Clever Kiwis Power Save

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Auckland, 11 May 2017. As parts of the country have already experienced the first sub-zero temperatures of the year, a new survey reveals that nearly half of New Zealanders will reach for extra layers of clothes and blankets rather than turn up the heat. … Read more »

Energy Mad enters deal to sell its assets

Article – BusinessDesk

May 9 (BusinessDesk) – Energy Mad, the energy efficient light bulb maker and marketer, has entered an agreement relating to the sale and purchase of its assets with a proposed settlement date of Nov. 17. Read more »

New power plant makes mockery of climate change goals

Press Release – Green Party

A new gas power plant granted consent today in southern Waikato is a step backwards for New Zealands efforts to generate more renewable electricity, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Auckland electric vehicle event this weekend

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Over 100 electric vehicles are expected to be on display and about 600 people attending throughout the day where the public can see, ride or drive an electric vehicle. Read more »

You CAN complain about electricity and gas

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

Utilities Disputes is the new name for the former Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner Scheme (EGCC) Read more »

Electrical vehicles focus of fleet management day

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Electrical vehicles (EVs) are seen as one of the key roads to a more environmentally sustainable future. Read more »

Todd’s Off-Load Dirty Business to Genesis Energy

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

Genesis Energy says purchasing Novas retail LPG business will encourage growth. Frack Free Kapiti says that is very unlikely because most New Zealanders do not support Hydraulic Fracturing. People are shocked when we tell them that NOVAs gas and … Read more »

IEGA supports collaborative pricing process

Press Release – Independent Electricity Generators Association

Small generators support the call by others for a collaborative process to be followed as the Electricity Authority progresses its review of the transmission pricing methodology. Read more »

Genesis Energy to Purchase Nova Energy Retail LPG Business

Press Release – Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy Limited (GNE) today said it was delighted to announce an agreement to acquire the LPG distribution assets and LPG customer base of Nova Energy, a subsidiary of the Todd Corporation, for total consideration of $192 million. Read more »

Delay in decision on transmission price increases welcomed

Press Release – Counties Power

Counties Power is pleased that the Electricity Authoritys current transmission pricing review has been delayed, a proposal which saw local consumers paying $3m more per annum in transmission charges, but also cautions that fundamental issues … Read more »

Electricity Authority dumps transmission pricing modelling

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is ditching the cost-benefit analysis at the heart of its controversial attempt to find a new way to divide up costs for the national grid after finding an expanding range of serious computational … Read more »

Entrust calls on EA to review all TPM methodology

Press Release – Entrust

The Electricity Authority should completely review its transmission pricing methodology instead of only focusing on reviewing its flawed cost benefit analysis, says Entrust Chairman, William Cairns. Read more »

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