Smelter owner gets extension on right to terminate

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS) have last night agreed to amend their electricity agreement by extending the date on which NZAS can give a termination notice to Meridian under the electricity agreement between them. The … Read more »

Tiwai Smelter termination deadline pushed out

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto-controlled New Zealand Aluminium Smelters have extended their electricity agreement for another month, giving the Tiwai Point smelter owner a little more time to sort out its electricity needs. Read more »

Two young Kiwis chosen to become Future Energy Leaders

Press Release – Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of energy leaders,capable of solving the worlds most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability. Read more »

Top five common complaints in electricity and gas

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The number of complaints received in the 2014-15 year by the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC) was higher than the previous year. This year the office received 3655 complaints, a 77% increase in the number of complaints from … Read more »

Genesis to retire stored coal unit

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, the country’s biggest energy retailer, will permanently retire a coal/gas fired unit at the Huntly Power Station which has been in storage as renewable and thermal generation provide more than enough electricity … Read more »

Are you ready to receive your dividend?

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

Auckland Energy Consumer Trust prepares to deliver dividends to a record number of beneficiaries in 2015 Read more »

Network summary for week ending 28 June 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

A meter board caught fire in Manukau during the week and our contractors isolated power to it for safety. Power was isolated to seven house/building fires during the week, in Muriwai, Papatoetoe Central, Mt Albert, Tamaki, Favona, Glen Innes and Ranui. Read more »

Electricity Industry Awards

Press Release – Electricity Engineers’ Association

Innovations in safety, engineering and a young engineer were celebrated at the EEA Electricity Industry Awards. Read more »

EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for the Environment 23 June 2015 Media Statement EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading Read more »

Generous youth recognised through Youth Spirit Award

Press Release – TrustPower

Generous youth recognised through Youth Spirit Award A Waitaki Girls High School student was recognised earlier this evening at the Trustpower Waitaki Community Awards, for her commitment to service in and out of school. The teen was awarded the Trustpower … Read more »

Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Press Release – Deloitte

Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Simon Bridges states, The New Zealand energy sector is an essential part of the countrys infrastructure. It is the key to increasing our national wealth. Today the announcement of the finalists of the 2015 Deloitte … Read more »

Pakuranga’s disappearing power poles

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

One hundred and ninety five homes in Pakuranga have been converted to the new underground electricity network as part of the AECT/Vector undergrounding programme underway in the area. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector will release timings on the Tesla home battery and commercial storage solution in the next couple of months. In the meantime, customers can register their interest at vector.co.nz/tesla Network summary for week ending 21 June 2015 Electricity Read more »

Snow affects power supply to inland Canterbury

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Electricity lines company, Orion has restored power to about 3000 inland Canterbury customers today but about 1500 customers are likely to remain without power overnight. Read more »

Tax department wins appeal over Trustpower deductions

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The Inland Revenue Department has won an appeal against a 2013 High Court ruling over deductions claimed by electricity generator and retailer Trustpower on costs it incurred when investigating the feasibility of renewable energy … Read more »

Judgment: Inland Revenue v Trustpower

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

Unison commencing $4m upgrade of Flaxmere Substation

Press Release – Unison

Friday 19 June 2015 – Local electricity distributor, Unison Networks, is set to invest $4m in an upgrade to its Flaxmere substation to enhance reliability of supply to the surrounding community and industry. Read more »

Govt must rule out huge line charge increases for households

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to rule out huge increases to electricity lines charges, in the wake of a suggestion from the Electricity Authority that some households could be facing $500 increases to their yearly electricity bills just … Read more »

Eastern Bay Energy Trust to make formal takeover for Horizon

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – Horizon Energy Distribution’s biggest shareholder Eastern Bay Energy Trust will make a formal takeover bid at 6.3 percent premium, having sewn up a deal with the Bay of Plenty lines company’s second-biggest shareholder that … Read more »

Utilise puts business power prices under the spotlight

Press Release – Boyd PR

Electricity retailer, Utilise, launches today with a focus on providing Kiwi businesses around the country with customised electricity pricing. Read more »

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