New funding round to help improve energy efficiency

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Universities, polytechnics, local councils and hospitals are being given a leg up to get started on projects to improve their energy management to save money, reduce emissions and improve the quality of services they provide. Read more »

Trainee takes out top Electricity Supply Industry award

Press Release – Connexis

26 October 2016: Electricity Supply Industry trainee Andrew Kennett has scooped the top industry award for 2016. Read more »

Asia Pacific’s first grid level Tesla Powerpack opened

Press Release – Vector Limited

The first Asia Pacific grid level Tesla Powerpack battery storage to be integrated into a public electricity network was officially opened by the Minister of Energy, Hon Simon Bridges last week. Located at Vectors Glen Innes substation, the Powerpack … Read more »

Mercury Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mercury Energy

Following the well-received launch of the new Mercury brand in July, customer gains reached a four-year high in August with a net increase of more than 5,000 for the three months ended 30 September. Overall customer numbers at 30 September 2016 were … Read more »

111,000 Kiwis switched power companies this winter

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Around 111,000 Kiwis switched power companies between 1 June and 31 August 2016thats equivalent to every person in a city around the size of Dunedin switching. Read more »

Energy efficiency proves its role in low-emissions economy

Press Release – EECA

Energy efficiency proves its role in low-emissions economy Annual Report 2015/16 Improved energy efficiency is helping New Zealand cut thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions, as well as saving millions of dollars a year. Links between energy efficiency … Read more »

Deadline looming for power plant decision

Press Release – Green Party

Deadline looming for power plant decision Time is running out for the Government to decide whether people will get a say on Nova Energys proposal to build a large gas-fired power plant in south Waikato with significant impacts on the environment … Read more »

Bridges to attend global energy summit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges leaves for Singapore today to attend International Energy Week. The global event brings together 28,000 representatives of the energy industry, Governments and non-government organisations from across … Read more »

Maintenance of wooden and concrete poles

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion has a robust and comprehensive strategy in place to restore the resilience and reliability of its network by 2019 and is on track to meet this goal. We strive to provide a safe, reliable and cost effective electricity network providing customers … Read more »

Asia Pacific’s first grid scale Tesla Powerpack

Press Release – Vector

Today, Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, officially opened Vectors renovated Glen Innes substation, home to Asia Pacifics first grid scale Tesla Powerpack battery storage system to be integrated into a public electricity network. Read more »

Electricity from renewables exceeds 80 per cent

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealands share of electricity generated from renewables grew to 83.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016, the latest energy data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows. Read more »

Redemption of quoted bonds and New Trustpower offer

Press Release – TrustPower

Trustpower Update on implementation of the Demerger, the Redemption of quoted Trustpower Bonds and New Trustpower’s offer of senior bonds Granting of Final Court Orders and implementation of the Demerger Read more »

Genesis Energy forecasts lower annual earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy,New Zealand’s largest electricity retailer, saidlower oil prices, increased carbon costs and its “below market”contract with the struggling Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will weigh on earnings this year. Read more »

Opposition to electricity reforms not going away

Press Release – EMA

The EMA is puzzled and deeply concerned as to why the Electricity Authority has pushed its transmission pricing proposal into another round of consultation. Read more »

Electricity Authority pushes price issue into election year

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is to undertake another round of submissions on its politically charged proposals that would raise the price of electricity for Auckland, Northland and the South Island’s west coast by changing … Read more »

Unison Commits to Converting Corporate Fleet to Electric

Press Release – Unison Networks

Monday 17 October 2016 The Unison Group has committed to converting 30 per cent of its corporate fleet of vehicles to electric in the next three years, as part of a private sector Electric Vehicle (EV) initiative supported by the Government. Read more »

Commitment will boost NZ EV numbers by more than 75%

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Business leaders from some of New Zealands most iconic companies have come together today, with a shared vision to transition their fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). Read more »

NZ corporates commit to electric vehicle fleet expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Thirty of New Zealand’s largest companies are committing to at least 30 percent of their corporate fleets being electric vehicles by 2019. Read more »

Reduced energy and CO2 emissions for refinery

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Refining NZ has signed a commitment to make the Marsden Point refinery more energy efficient, and further reduce its carbon emissions. Read more »

Power company staff put their skills to the test

Press Release – Connexis

October 13, 2016: It’s hands on for the top Electricity Supply Industry staff next week as they pit their skills against fellow workers from around the country. Read more »

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