Understand Your Electricity Options and Rights

Press Release – Electricity Authority

: 22 May 2015 Electricity Authority Urges Consumers to Understand Their Electricity Options and Rights As Australasian Fraud Week comes to an end, the Electricity Authority is reminding consumers to check their electricity options and rights to make sure … Read more »

Cable cut reminds us of the risk of isolation

Press Release – TUANZ

The news that the Southern Cross Cable suffered its second cut in three months is a timely reminder of our reliance on that network for international connectivity from New Zealand to the rest of the world. Telecommunications Users Association of … Read more »

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealands most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says. Read more »

Snowtown sale likely to fund more Aussie Trustpower projects

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil expects its 68 percent-owned utility Trustpower to sell down its stake in the now completed Snowtown wind power project in South Australia to fund other emerging renewable energy opportunities in Australia, said … Read more »

Getting out of hot water with your energy bills

Press Release – EECA

The first winter energy bill can come as a shock but there are ways you can avoid running up big bills, according to EECA ENERGYWISE. Read more »

Meridian receives 98 percent of instalment receipts

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy, the state controlled energy generator and retailer, has received 98 percent of its instalment receipts with the first round of share transfers due this Thursday. Read more »

Trustpower annual earnings up 13%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower, the Tauranga-based energy and telecommunications service provider, posted a 13 percent rise in its underlying full-year earnings, excluding revaluation of a major acquisition, to $122.9 million. Read more »

Trustpower results announcement for the financial year

Press Release – TrustPower

Trustpower has made good progress on its growth agenda over the 2015 financial year. The 270MW Snowtown Stage 2 Wind Farm in South Australia was completed on time and under budget and has provided shareholders with significant value uplift following … Read more »

Philips survey shows misperceptions about LED lighting

Press Release – Philips Lighting

Philips survey shows misperceptions about LED lighting are holding NZ consumers back Auckland, New Zealand A recent survey commissioned by Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) shows that while New Zealand consumers now tend to opt for energy efficient … Read more »

GM Geothermal appointment completes leadership team

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced the appointment of Nick Clarke to the position of General Manager Geothermal completing a realignment of the leadership team to support the Companys strategic priorities. Read more »

Power distributors seek views on improved pricing models

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

New technologies and customers changing energy needs are testing the long-established method for sending electricity along power lines, and raising questions about how to fund a high-reliability network in future. Consumers now have a number of options … Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

Our crews were kept busy in Aucklands CBD during the week, with power isolations carried out to three of four building fires there. An isolation of power was not needed at the fourth fire. Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

Flick Electric secures $4.8M in funding from Evander, Morel

Article – BusinessDesk

May 7 (BusinessDesk) – Flick Electric has secured $4.8 million from investors, including Datacom shareholder Evander Management and venture capitalists Jenny Morel and Phil McCaw as it looks to spread its new wholesale electricity offer across New Zealand. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector

Our crews removed trees from power lines in Pt England during the week. No power supply was interrupted, but there was an outage caused by trees contacting lines in Takanini during the week. Read more »

Did you leave the lights on again?

Press Release – Canstar

Auckland, 03 May 2015 A new survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue shines a light on Kiwis electricity habits discovering that 15% of those in shared living situations have fought about excessive energy use, closely followed by raised … Read more »

Haier to Launch New Air Conditioning/Heat Pump Range

Press Release – The Scoop Team

Haier New Zealand is expanding its portfolio of products this year with the addition of a range of heat pumps which will be followed closely by a series of commercial and industrial products to bring a comprehensive air conditioning solution to the … Read more »

Genesis Energy cuts FY guidance after losing customers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, cut its forecast for annual earnings after losing electricity and gas customers amid increased competition and as wholesale electricity prices declined. The shares dropped … Read more »

Unison Aerial Surveys Starting Today

Press Release – Unison Networks

Wednesday 29 April, 2015 – Unison Networks will today commence its annual aerial survey of approximately 900 kilometres of power lines in Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Taupo. Read more »

NZ’s energy system ranked fourth most secure in the world

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand has been ranked fourth for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. Read more »

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