Z seeks to engage Kiwis on carbon and climate change

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy will today launch a conversation with Kiwis around how Z, New Zealand and every Kiwi can make a contribution to addressing climate change and improving environmental sustainability. Read more »

ERANZ appoints regulatory advisor

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The pace of development of the energy landscape is behind the Electricity Retailers Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) appointment of former Transpower Customer Solutions Manager and Strategy Analyst Paul Fuge as Senior Policy and Regulatory Advisor. Read more »

Millions of Reasons for Northlanders to Be Angry – Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

While the Electricity Authority and the National government are demanding Northpower and Top Energy customers pay over $9 million more for their power each year, the real cost on Northlands biggest businesses takes the impact closer to $11 million. … Read more »

‘Modest investment’ in power generation needed from 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s power system will need some “modest investment” from next year to shore up the security of supply with the closure of several thermal energy plants, and will need to step up from 2022 once Genesis Energy’s coal-fuelled … Read more »

Power restored in Christchurch

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Orion has now restored power to all 50,000 customers in Christchurch who experienced power cuts due to an issue with the Transpower service coming into the city from Twizel. Read more »

Major power cut

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

More than 50,000 Orion customers across Christchurch are currently without power, due to an issue with the Transpower line coming into the city from Twizel. Read more »

Power system is well-prepared for 2017 winter

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower confirms power system is well-prepared for 2017 winter, new generation advised in subsequent years Read more »

Wellington Electricity announces lines charges for 2017-18

Press Release – Wellington Electricity

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited (Wellington Electricity), the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today announced that its overall weighted average prices for lines charges for the 2017-18 period will remain unchanged. Read more »

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 Read more »

Electricity Authority knows best, and ignores the rest

Press Release – Covec

A report completed by industry expert, Dr John Small of Covec, and submitted to the Electricity Authority on Friday, clearly shows that the EA has not taken on board the advice of over 60 experts, the majority of whom agree that the EAs proposed … Read more »

Energy Agency backs retailers on technologies stance

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

The stance by electricity retailers that the line between the monopoly and competitive parts of the sector must be carefully managed has been shown to be entirely consistent with the OECDs International Energy Agency (IEA), says the Electricity Retailers … Read more »

Funding available for early adopters of energy-saving tech’

Press Release – EECA

Early adopters of new technology that cuts energy use or carbon emissions can get support for their innovative project in a new funding round announced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today. Read more »

Fresh opportunity for public agencies to save energy

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today opened the latest funding round for Crown loans to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across public sector organisations Read more »

Alpine Energy announces new pricing

Press Release – Alpine Energy

With distribution charges typically accounting for around26% of electricity bills in South Canterbury, the new pricing will translate to an average increase of 2.3% for local businesses and residences. Read more »

NZ’s first ‘beyond line of sight’ drone flight

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today announced it will conduct New Zealands first beyond line of sight flight using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS or drone). Transpower will be the only NZ organisation to have undertaken this type of flight. Read more »

Energy Policies of IEA Countries – New Zealand 2017 Review

Press Release – International Energy Agency

Since the last IEA in-depth review in 2010, New Zealand has further developed its energy policy, as reflected in its energy strategy to 2021 and new rules for more competitive electricity markets. With its unique resource base, New Zealand is a … Read more »

Household consumer concerns confirmed

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The International Energy Agencys 2017 review of New Zealands energy policies confirms that household electricity prices have risen much faster than in other IEA countries. By 2014, prices were well above IEA average, while industrial prices are … Read more »

International Energy Agency’s recommendations a mixed bag

Press Release – Energy Trusts of NZ

The International Energy Agencys recent review of New Zealands energy policies is a mixed bag according to Chair of the Energy Trusts of New Zealand, Karen Sherry. Read more »

World first initiative to power energy innovation

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A groundbreaking collaboration between Simply Group, Counties Power, Callaghan Innovation, and Creative HQ will unlock half-hour electricity data for the first time, to promote research and innovation. Read more »

Lights on Broadway – February 2017

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The recent installation of LED lighting under the prominent trees framing the southern entrance to town uses coloured gels which can be changed to suit events or campaigns being run at the time. Read more »

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