Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years. Read more »

Flick Electric scoops Supreme prize at Wellington Gold

Press Release – Flick Electric Co

Market disruptor Flick Electric has claimed top honours by being named Supreme Winner at the Wellington Gold Awards, in a spectacular black tie gala event at the TSB Arena last night. Read more »

Flick Electric wins Supreme prize at Wellington Gold Awards

Press Release – Flick Electric Co

Flick Electric scoops Supreme prize at Wellington Gold Awards Media release Friday 7 July, 2017 Market disruptor Flick Electric has claimed top honours by being named Supreme Winner at the Wellington Gold Awards, in a spectacular black tie gala event … Read more »

Big powercos fail to impress customers

Press Release – Consumer NZ

A Consumer NZ survey of customer satisfaction with energy providers has found the big five powercos continue to deliver underwhelming service. Read more »

Utilities Disputes announces Annual Report 2016-17

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

The Utilities Disputes Annual Report 2016-17 details significant changes to the organisation following its change from the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner scheme last year as well as ongoing activity in disputes resolution. Read more »

Energy End Use Database updated

Press Release – EECA

If you want to know how much diesel was used by in mining, or how much greenhouse gas was generated by space heating, you can now find the latest data online. Read more »

Insulation grants extended to low-income home owners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health need tenants, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins … Read more »

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced new measures to support the uptake of electric vehicles and improve energy efficiency in New Zealand. The … Read more »

EMANZ Welcomes NZEECS Announcement

Press Release – EMANZ

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand has welcomed the publication of the MBIEs New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) 2017-22. Read more »

Govt now needs to focus on its Energy Efficiency Strategy

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says its pleased the Governments refresh of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand as implementing these will … Read more »

ERANZ lifts representation to 99.5% as Flick Electric joins

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

ERANZ lifts representation to 99.5 per cent as Flick Electric joins The Electricity Retailers Association of NZ (ERANZ) now represents 99.5 per cent of electricity retailers by market share after Flick Electric Co was yesterday confirmed as the latest company … Read more »

Wholesale Electricity Price ‘Out of Whack with Reality’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Wholesale Electricity Price Out of Whack with Reality Transpowers latest update identifies the risk of hydro shortage for electricity generation is less than 1 percent but the wholesale electricity price has increased dramatically, out of … Read more »

Funding boost accelerates LED street light programme

Press Release – Timaru District Council

Timaru District Council has secured $1.1 million of Government funding to accelerate its LED street lighting programme. Read more »

New zone plan for Taupō catchment

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A new high-level plan to guide Waikato Regional Councils work to promote a healthy catchment in the crucial Lake Taup zone has been approved by the integrated catchment management committee today. Read more »

MEUG welcomes report by the Auditor- General

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) welcomes the report by the Auditor-General yesterday on Managing the assets that distribute electricity.1 Read more »

Managing the assets that distribute electricity

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-Generals report Managing the assets that distribute electricity was presented to the House of Representatives today. Read more »

Warm your home up quickly

Press Release – EECA

The World Health Organisation recommends we heat our homes to at least 18 degrees to stay healthy. EECA ENERGYWISE expert Christian Horning has five, low-cost tips for warming up your home faster. Read more »

Electricity sector failing New Zealanders says Solarcity CEO

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 19 June, 2017 – The government needs to change the way the electricity sector operates so it encourages clean energy technologies, says the CEO of New Zealands leading solar energy services, Solarcity. Today the High Court released a decision … Read more »

New timing for delayed transmission pricing tomorrow

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) The Electricity Authority will tomorrow announce a new timeline for its controversial transmission pricing plan, which was delayed after mistakes were found in analysis underpinning the modelling. Read more »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

1-4% chance of power rationing Minister Judith Collins Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A theres a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking … Read more »

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