Tiwai Point expansion supported by renewable energy

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy has signed a contract* with New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) to agree the price of electricity for an additional 50 MWh per hour (438 gigawatt hours per year) at Tiwai Point in Southland. Read more »

Vector update Saturday 4PM – Around 1100 without power

Press Release – Vector Limited

Media update Saturday 4PM There are around 1100 customers without power across Auckland. Damage has been caused by trees or branches falling onto power lines, in one case pulling a power pole down, and including a car crashing into a power pole. Our crews … Read more »

Vector Welcomes Release of Productivity Commission Report

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector Welcomes Release of Productivity Commission Report into Transitioning to a Low Emissions Economy Vector welcomes the release of the Productivity Commissions report on transitioning to a low emissions economy. Vector Chief Executive Simon … Read more »

Vector urges the public to prepare for further bad weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

Auckland energy distributor Vector is urging the public to be extra careful and vigilant around trees throughout Auckland, as the weather looks set to worsen this weekend. Read more »

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. Read more »

New energy sector model for New Zealand

Press Release – Business NZ

The energy sector is taking the lead in developing a model for its own future. Read more »

Drive EVs to stop war

Press Release – Flip the Fleet

Buying an electric vehicle can help the world to avoid war. Well, Flip the Fleet didnt expect that when they polled owners of electric vehicles this month on their reasons for buying an EV. But the respondent was adamant: Oil played a huge part … Read more »

Coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

Press Release – Straterra

Straterra, New Zealands minerals sector industry organization, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods comment on TVNZs Q and A on Sunday that the government has no plans to end coal mining in New Zealand, particularly in light of governments … Read more »

Q+A: Megan Woods interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Energy Minister assures consumers they can still cook with gas Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says New Zealand consumers will still be able to cook and heat their water with gas for many years to come, despite the governments stance on … Read more »

Contact, Ngati Tahu win international energy award

Press Release – Contact Energy

20 April 2018 – Contact Energy and the Ngati Tahu Landowners Collective have been awarded the prestigious 2018 US Energy Association Corporate Volunteer Award in Washington DC for their work in Kenya. Read more »

More power restored and 7000 doors knocked

Press Release – Auckland Council

More power restored and 7000 doors knocked More power has been restored today as around 400 properties remain without power since last weeks storm, says Vector and Counties Power. Director Auckland Emergency Management John Dragicevich says, … Read more »

Better rainfall improves outlook for NZ gentailers, metrics

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Favourable rainfall across New Zealand has improved the outlook for the electricity sector according to the latest operating metrics lodged with the NZX. Read more »

Vector media advisory 10am

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector’s outage crews have now repaired all known damage to main supply lines in Aucklands suburbs. Read more »

Electricity review panel looks favourable to current market

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s electricity sector review appears firmly weighted against any major change to market settings, with six of its eight members identifiably supportive of the broad thrust of electricity market reforms over the … Read more »

Vector media advisory 6.30pm

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector media advisory 6.30pm Vector’s outage crews have now repaired all known damage to main supply lines in Aucklands suburbs. Their focus now is on repairing the localised damage affecting under 1,200 individual properties. Customers who remain … Read more »

Retail power price review panel named

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has today released the details of who will sit on an expert advisory panel which is tasked with leading a review into the price of electricity in New Zealand. Read more »

Electric vehicle selection set to take off

Press Release – Drive Electric

New electric vehicles will hit the market at a rapid pace over the next two years, not-for-profit group Drive Electric says. Read more »

Trees – stay vigilant and report issues

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Emergency Management is reminding the public to be vigilant around trees across Auckland, as continued bad weather has left some trees unstable and susceptible to further damage. Read more »

E tū: false complaints delay power fix

Press Release – E tu Union

E t is issuing a plea for people to stop making false complaints about power outages, as lines crews work around the clock to reconnect Aucklanders after last weeks massive storm. Read more »

Genesis Energy nabs former ASB CEO Barbara Chapman

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity generator and retailer by customers, has lured former ASB Bank chief executive Barbara Chapman onto its board, replacing John Leuchars, who is leaving after a six-year stint as … Read more »

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