Vocus enters energy market

Press Release – Vocus Communications

Vocus New Zealand has today taken ownership of Switch Utilities Ltd, marking the companys first acquisition in New Zealand since the merger with M2 Group earlier this year. Read more »

Electricity Authority no longer wants to ‘act reasonably’

Press Release – EMA

The Electricity Authority is proposing to remove 36 clauses that require it to act or behave reasonably from the rulebook that governs the New Zealand electricity market . Read more »

Planning for emergencies when you are on Home-Based Dialysis

Press Release – Contact Energy

The second gathering of renal outpatients who live in remote situations and require dialysis for diabetes took place in Kerikeri on Tuesday November 1 thanks to the Contact Energy Renal Fund. The Contact Energy Renal Fund Seminar gathered over 30 … Read more »

Transpower shares innovative drone technology with students

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today announced Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, or drones) will shortly be used to conduct aerial surveys along the transmission lines connecting Albany and Henderson in Auckland. Read more »

New Study Proves Wind Tower Works Even With Low Speed Winds

Press Release – Pacific Wind

A new US study has confirmed the efficiency of INVELOX wind technology according to New Zealand energy company Pacific Wind’s generation program manager Reza Sehdehi. Read more »

Consumers choose electricity company on more than just price

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Findings by the Electricity Authority on how consumers choose their electricity provider differ from the feedback retailers are getting directly from their customers, says the Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ). Read more »

Ekos Calls On Private Sector To Show Climate Leadership

Press Release – Ekos

Carbon financing entrepreneur Sean Weaver of Ekos is calling on the New Zealand private sector to help the government in climate change ambitions by showing more leadership in climate change responsibility. Dr Weaver was responding to a call by prominent … Read more »

Electricity myths busted in latest consumer research

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authoritys new research shows the most savvy electricity customers focus on the price of electricity rather than worrying about the brand they buy from. Read more »

Report vindicates market-led approach to retail sector

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

An APEC report on reforms in New Zealands electricity retail services is a vindication of the market-led and competition approach for the sector, says the Electricity Retailers Association (ERANZ). Read more »

New Zealand’s First Electricity Auction

Press Release – Energy Link

Dunedin company Energy Link launched the Energy Exchange web site ( http://www.energyexchange.co.nz ) in July of this year, and last Thursday 17th November it ran New Zealands first live internet reverse auction for electricity supply [1] . The auction has similarities … Read more »

National Never Out of the Trough

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It seems as though the National Party is never out of the trough with its latest jobs-for-the-boys recipient, says New Zealand First. Former Cabinet Minister Tony Ryall was appointed to the board of Trustpower on May 2 and on September 30 … Read more »

Retailers want robust debate around emerging technology

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Regulators must tread carefully around emerging technologies in the energy sector or they will risk blunting the huge benefits that could be available to customers, an Electricity Retailers Association (ERANZ) event was told last night. Read more »

NextGen Launches Not-for-Profit Power Company

Press Release – NextGen Energy

Nelson, New Zealand (17 Nov 2016) Nelson-based power retailer NextGen Energy announces it is now open to supply power to homes and businesses across the country, starting in Nelson/Tasman districts ahead of national expansion. The social enterprise … Read more »

Cheviot Earthquake – Nelson/Tasman power and phone outages

Press Release – Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Manageme

Apart from power outages throughout Nelson Atawhai, Tahuna, Stoke, there is no damage to report Read more »

New bill seeks to encourage energy innovation

Press Release – Commerce Committee

The Commerce Committee is seeking public submissions on the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill. The bill seeks to encourage energy innovation, such as emerging energy technologies and increased variation in energy-related business … Read more »

General Cable plans to close NZ operations

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) – General Cable Corp intends to close its local operations, making 160 people redundant, after failing to find a buyer for its remaining Asia Pacific businesses, including the New Zealand unit. Read more »

Ara will reduce carbon footprint with new agreement

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterburys new partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) will boost the institutes initiatives to improve energy management, Ara Chief Executive Kay Giles says. Read more »

ACT cautiously supports energy innovation bill first reading

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has voted for the Energy Innovation (Electric Vehicles and Other Matters) Amendment Bill at first reading today, but will continue to discuss possible changes with the Minister of Energy. Read more »

Tilt Renewables lifts interim profit 1.7% in first report

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Tilt Renewables, which split from Trustpower last month and operates wind and solar generation facilities, lifted first-half profit 1.7 percent as wind generation improved in both Australia and New Zealand Read more »

Trustpower’s half year interim financial statements

Press Release – TrustPower

On 31 October 2016, Trustpower Limited implemented its demerger whereby the company separated into two separate companies: Trustpower Limited (formerly Bay Energy Limited, Trustpower) and Tilt Renewables Limited (Tilt). The demerger is described in more … Read more »

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