Significant rise in renewable electricity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says new figures showing renewable energy contributed almost 80 percent of New Zealands electricity generation last year are very encouraging. At 79.9 percent, the share of renewable electricity generation … Read more »

Greater competition expected in the electricity market

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has implemented a new pro-competition initiative that will improve settlement and prudential security in the electricity market by making it significantly easier for new electricity retailers to enter the market and for … Read more »

MRP will close Southdown station at the end of 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, whose first half earnings slumped as it wrote down the value of assets and exited its international geothermal interests, said its gas-fired Southdown power station will close at the end of the year in response … Read more »

Renewables growth behind closure of Southdown station

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today confirmed that its gas-fired Southdown power station will close at the end of the year in response to significant growth in renewable generation in New Zealand. Chief Executive Fraser Whineray said the 140MW Southdown station … Read more »

Ready for the Semi Final

Press Release – Vector Limited

The successful delivery of a reliable, uninterrupted flow of electricity during the Cricket World Cup has been a focus for Vector. For Auckland, it all comes to a head on Tuesday with New Zealand up against South Africa in the first semi final … Read more »

solarcity shouts free coffee for Nelson for solarZero launch

Press Release – SolarCity

Media Release Saturday 21 March 2015 solarcity shouts free coffee for Nelson to celebrate launch of solarZero Read more »

New Paraparaumu substation commissioned today

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today announced the official commissioning of a new 220 kV substation at Paraparaumu an innovative solution to future proof Paraparaumus electricity supply as well as enable the progression of NZTAs Transmission Gully project. Read more »

Scoping study for ‘Renewables Highway’

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association today announced an initiative that could see New Zealand become one of the first countries in the world to have a complete network of charging locations for plug-in electric vehicles covering the length of the … Read more »

NZI Centre boosts ‘market leading’ 5.5 stars NABERSNZ rating

Press Release – EECA

The NZI Centre in Auckland has achieved 5.5 stars out of 6 under the NABERSNZ energy rating scheme a half star improvement on its previous rating. It is the first building in Auckland to attain the market leading score. Read more »

Electricity Authority selects NZX as preferred supplier

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority is pleased to announce the selection of NZX as the preferred supplier for the electricity markets extended reserve manager role. This is a new role in the electricity industry. Read more »

Electricity outages, Gisborne,

Press Release – Eastland Group

Crews of line mechanics started work early this morning and hope to restore electricity as soon as possible to those who lost it as a result of Cyclone Pam. Read more »

2.30pm, 16 March – Update on electricity outages in Gisborne

Press Release – Eastland Group

Power has been restored to 200 customers on the Mahia Peninsula and at many other isolated outages across the Gisborne/East Coast region. Read more »

Major Mangamuka electricity repair job completed

Press Release – Duenorth

Top Energy has completed successfully a $550,000 major engineering and repair project in the Mangamukas, averting the risk of a tower collapse that could potentially have disrupted power supplies to Kaitaia and surrounding districts for weeks. Read more »

#LeadingTheCharge first fundraiser at bed race

Press Release – Leading The Charge

#LeadingTheCharge Team to Compete in the King Koil Great Auckland Bed Race at Aucklands Domain this Sunday, February 22nd as the First of Many Fundraising Initiatives! Read more »

Power outage for Pouto

Press Release – Northpower

Additional Northpower lines crews are working to locate a fault at Pouto Peninsula. Around 100 customers will be affected by the pending outage which is expected to begin at 10.30am and could last for two or three hours. Lines crews from Dargaville, … Read more »

Auckland region relatively unscathed by Cyclone Pam

Press Release – Vector Limited

Network summary for week ending 15 March 2015 Despite gusty winds and some heavy bursts of rain, the Auckland region has come through the night relatively unscathed by Cyclone Pam. The number of customers affected was relatively low, with five smaller … Read more »

Northpower wants more UFB in Northland

Press Release – Northpower

Northpower is keen to be part of any further expansion of the Governments ultra-fast broadband initiative. In May last year the Northland electricity lines company completed New Zealands first UFB network build in Whangarei. At the time, Communications … Read more »

WEL Energy Trust launches new funding scheme

Press Release – WEL Energy Trust

WEL Energy Trust has ring-fenced $400,000 for a new scheme to support smaller community projects. Read more »

Uptake of energy efficient products saves NZ millions

Press Release – EECA

Consumer and business uptake of energy efficient appliances has resulted in energy savings of more than $96 million in a one-year period, according to analysis of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authoritys (EECA) Products Programme. Read more »

Rio continues to question Tiwai Point smelter’s value

Article – BusinessDesk

March 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Tiwai Point almunium smelter is back to running a profitable operation, though uncertainties about its outlook have left question marks over its intrinsic value, according to majority owner Rio Tinto. Read more »

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