Contact hints at capital returns, looks offshore for growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy has given its clearest signal yet that it will contemplate capital returns to shareholders as the company settles into a no-growth mode in the New Zealand market and reported a 22 percent drop in underlying, tax-paid … Read more »

Smart Energy Challenge: Five days left to enter

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Submissions for this years Smart Energy Challenge are open for another five days. Potential participants are invited to submit their ideas online at SmartEnergyChallenge.org.nz. Teams of up to four people can submit their projects. Following the submission deadline … Read more »

Record number of new entrant retailers in electricity market

Press Release – Electricity Authority

A record seven new electricity retailers have entered the retail electricity market since January 2014, more than in any previous year. Read more »

Electricity retailers bring welcome competition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, says a concerted effort from the Government to increase competition in the electricity sector is paying off for consumers. Read more »

Vector News – Cricket World Cup is almost here

Press Release – Vector

Cricket fans from around the world are rushing to get their tickets with just six days before the start of the ICCs flagship tournament. Read more »

Third Quarter Results for the Nine Months Ended 31/12/14

Press Release – TrustPower

Trustpowers operating statistics for the quarter ended 31 December 2014 together with prior period comparatives are provided at the end of this announcement. Read more »

Low income families benefit from options

Press Release – NZ Federation of Family Budgeting Services

Low income families can only benefit from increased affordable options for purchasing power, says the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. Read more »

Transpower launches new demand response app

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today launched a new App to help increase the accessibility of demand response for participants in its demand response programme. Demand response allows electricity consumers to reduce electricity demand for a period of time in exchange … Read more »

Unison Works to Enable Major Dairy Farm Conversion

Press Release – Unison

Tuesday 3 February, 2015 – The stringing of six heavy duty conductor wires across the Waikato River yesterday marked a significant milestone in a large-scale project that will see local electricity distribution company, Unison, energise up to 30 new … Read more »

Kiwi technology key to cut-price electricity

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced that Community Services Card holders will be eligible for cut-price rates for electricity through its hi-tech GLOBUG pre-pay service. Read more »

Vector Network News: 2 February 2015

Press Release – Vector

Auckland residents may have thought the past week was extremely hot, but its not the hottest the city has experienced. Temperatures peaked at 32.4 degrees Celsius at 3pm on February 12, 2009. This equalled the previous high recorded in the Auckland … Read more »

Big interest in LED road lighting

Press Release – Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd

A big turnout is expected for New Zealands second road lighting conference in Auckland next month (9-10 March) including councillors and council staff from around the country, lighting professionals, contractors, researchers and government officials. … Read more »

Philips calls for action to end light poverty

Press Release – Philips

Millions of people are needlessly suffering because approximately a fifth of the worlds population does not have access to electric light, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, warns today. Read more »

Electricity retailers derided for needing regulation

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Following the Electricity Authoritys announcement that from February 2016 all electricity retailers will need to supply usage data to their customers, Flick Electric Co. has criticised other retailers for needing regulation to do the right thing. Read more »

Power pylons to be removed from Silverstream subdivision

Press Release – Silverstream residential subdivision

Power pylons to be removed from Silverstream residential subdivision work starts Thursday, January 29 at 9.30am Read more »

Ensuring the Power Stays On For Turangi Patients

Press Release – BayTrust

If a civil emergency were to strike the central North Island, staff at Turangis Community Health Centre would be right on the front line. Volcanic eruptions from nearby Mt Ruapehu, lahars, earthquakes or other natural disasters could occur at … Read more »

Vector Network News: Happy 175th Auckland

Press Release – Vector Limited

As thousands throng the waterfront to celebrate Aucklands anniversary, its timely to take a look back at the introduction of electricity supply to Auckland homes and businesses – beginning at the dawn of the 1900s. Read more »

Power Optimizer – new technology now in NZ

Press Release – Solar Group

Solar Group A market leader in the Solar panels market in NZ since 1986 is happy to announce distribution partnership that expands the product offering of Solar Group and answers the increasing demand for solar innovative systems. Read more »

Contact signs deal with Maui that could see it use less gas

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy, one of New Zealands largest electricity generators and retailers, has signed a new deal with Maui Development Ltd to purchase between 22 and 26 petajoules of gas over a two-to-three-year period that significantly … Read more »

Mighty River again confirms no energy price increase

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced there will be no increase in headline energy prices for the Companys residential electricity and gas customers on 1 April 2015. Read more »

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