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Electricity lines companies keeping close watch on weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

Electricity network companies around the upper North Island are preparing for a wet and windy weekend, with many committing to send back up crews to areas that may need additional restoration support. Read more »

Planning changes need to speed renewables development

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Planning rules will need amending if the country is to increase its use of renewable energy at least cost to the environment and consumers, MPs heard today. Read more »

Electric Kiwi Supports Price Review Findings -Update

Press Release – Electric Kiwi

Electric Kiwi, the fastest-growing power company in New Zealand, has come out in support of the Electricity Price Review findings today but with one proviso. Read more »

Electric Kiwi Supports Electricity Price Review Findings

Press Release – Electric Kiwi

Electric Kiwi, the fastest-growing power company in New Zealand, has come out in support of the Electricity Price Review findings today but with one proviso. Read more »

Meridian positions for next generation development

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy says it is positioning itself to be able to develop new wind capacity when rising demand and long-term power prices warrant it. Read more »

Update on landslip at Wairakei site

Press Release – Contact Energy

Update on landslip at Wairakei site Contact Energy has now completed preliminary tests to understand the impact of the land slip near the Wairakei geothermal power station yesterday on the local waterways. Read more »

Electricity pricing options

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has welcomed options published today by the Electricity Price Review Panel. Read more »

Power price spike put margin squeeze on NZ producers in Dec

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producers felt the pinch in the final three months of 2018 as a spike in electricity prices drove up input costs at twice the pace of the price increases they could pass on to their customers. Read more »

Power panel favours scrapping low-fixed charges

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – An independent panel reviewing electricity prices favours scrapping the governments low-user fixed charge regime, banning the use of prompt-payment discounts, and requiring greater disclosure of the profit split between the retail … Read more »

Response to the Electricity Price Review options paper

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) welcomed the phasing out of the low fixed-charge regulations for residential electricity pricing as a favoured option in the Electricity Price Review options paper released today. Read more »

ERANZ to work with government and industry on EPR paper

Press Release – ERANZ

The Electricity Retailers Association welcomes todays release of the Electricity Price Review options paper and the commitment from the EPR Panel to incorporate the views of the electricity sector into the final report, ERANZ Chief Executive Cameron … Read more »

Meridian welcomes Electricity Price Review Panels PPD stance

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Chief Executive Neal Barclay says, While were still reviewing the paper and there will inevitably be things we dont agree with, we are very pleased with their recommendation to prohibit prompt payment discounts or PPDs. Read more »

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