David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council

Press Release – BusinessNZ

David Caygill to chair BusinessNZ Energy Council Former Finance Minister Hon David Caygill is to Chair the BusinessNZ Energy Council. Mr Caygill, former Electricity Commission chair, also chaired a ministerial inquiry into the New Zealand electricity … Read more »

Great weather for power savings

Press Release – Boyd PR

With New Zealand in the middle of an El Nino event, hydro lakes are headed for optimum levels meaning its a good time to lock in lower power prices, says electricity expert and executive director of Utilise, Simon Young. According to NIWA’s latest … Read more »

Giving student scoops top award

Press Release – TrustPower

A Springbank student was recognised last night at the Trustpower Far North Community Awards, for his commitment to service. Logan Alexander was named the winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award for his efforts to volunteer in the school … Read more »

Auxiliary group with a special story take out Supreme Award

Press Release – TrustPower

Hokianga Hospital Auxiliary Incorporated scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Far North Community Awards last night. Read more »

Electricity Authority urges Tasman households to shop around

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Kiwis in the Tasman region are less likely to shop around for a better deal on their electricity, with the second lowest switching rate in the country. New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate last year only 14% of households (2,758) switched … Read more »

West Coast households missing out on power savings

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The West Coast has the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having some of the highest potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. Read more »

Over 50% of Otago households switch electricity suppliers

Press Release – Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Otago households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 16,800 Otago households switched providers, and could have saved $17,595,825 … Read more »

Electricity Authority urges Marlborough consumers to switch

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Marlborough has one of the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having high potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. Read more »

Potential savings for Northland residents

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Potential savings for Northland residents Northlanders are being urged to check their electricity provider, as switching rates are in decline despite a large increase in retail brands entering the local market. New figures from the Electricity Authority … Read more »

Electric vehicle charging stations go live in Auckland

Press Release – Mighty River Power

The first-ever public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Auckland CBD have gone live thanks to a partnership between Mighty River Power and Auckland Transport. Read more »

More than 50% of Gisborne households switch power suppliers

Press Release – Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of wider Gisborne region households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 4,647 Gisborne households switched providers, and could … Read more »

Unison Declares Solid Performance

Press Release – Unison

Friday 24 July 2015 Unison has again delivered a strong performance for its customers, achieving network performance well below regulatory limits. Read more »

Cold snap drives demand

Press Release – Vector

If you thought this winter has been a little on the chilly side, youd be right. During the cold snap in the first week in July, Vectors peak load was up 74 MW on the same week the year before. 74 MW is equivalent to the maximum demand for 24,666 … Read more »

Community-owned electricity networks face technology risk

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Communities that believe their locally owned electricity networks will remain as valuable as they are today risk discovering they are not worth nearly as much when new electricity technologies start replacing traditional … Read more »

No more govt sweeteners to keep Tiwai Point open, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – The foreign owners of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter have had discussions with Finance Minister Bill English about further sweeteners to keep the New Zealand’s most energy-intensive industrial plant open and been told … Read more »

Mighty River Power Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Demand for electricity increased 2.5% during the three months to 30 June 2015 compared with the same period last year. After adjusting for lower temperatures, demand for the quarter is estimated to have increased 1.8%, reflecting growth across all sectors … Read more »

Wild weekend weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

Saturdays wild storm saw many trees toppled on to lines throughout the Auckland region. The downed lines caused outages from Wellsford through to Takanini. However, the short, sharp duration of the event meant that extra rostered crews were able … Read more »

NZ-Japan commitment to geothermal energy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, says a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today will strengthen the strategic partnership in renewable energy research and development between New Zealand and Japan. Read more »

Power saving tips for businesses

Press Release – Boyd PR

Power saving tips for businesses Even during the chilly winter months, businesses can make substantial savings on their power bills by using simple energy saving tips that people use in their homes. Most businesses could potentially reduce their … Read more »

Gisborne: Caution on rural roads

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Caution on rural roads Tairawhiti Roads and contractors will be working directly with Eastland Network tonight and over the next few days to gain access to areas still without power. Read more »

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