Vector Network News for the week ending 11 September 2016

Press Release – Vector Limited

As part of its participation in National Drive Electric week, Vector is installing a standard charger at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) on Sunday 18 September. Read more »

Electric vehicle information campaign launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has launched the Governments electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week. The international event has started and runs until 18 September. International Drive … Read more »

UPDATE: Trustpower shareholders vote for demerger

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower’s shareholders have overwhelmingly voted to carve out its windfarms and renewable development pipeline, splitting the company into two separate businesses that will be listed on the NZX and ASX. Read more »

Progress to restore power

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Power remains out to around 600 Orion customers this afternoon after a severe storm on Wednesday night affected power supply across Orion’s electricity distribution network. The areas without power are predominantly in the Selwyn and Banks Peninsula … Read more »

Powerful winds and trees continue to cause cuts

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Fierce winds continue to batter Central Canterbury today and are creating challenges for our crews carrying out repairs on the Orion electricity network. The majority of power cuts are due to trees or branches falling onto lines. Read more »

Strong winds and trees on lines cut power

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Power was cut to around 3,000 customers overnight as up to hurricane force winds affected power lines across Orion’s electricity network. Most power cuts were due to trees or branches falling onto power lines. Read more »

Impact of August cold snap on electricity consumption

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authoritys latest data shows the major impact seasons have on New Zealands electricity consumption. The chart below compares electricity consumption on 8 February and 8 August 2016. Read more »

Taupo Plains: All Customers Now Restored to Usual Supply

Press Release – Unison Networks

Last Friday saw the remaining customers in the Taupo Plains who had been affected by the August 5 and 6 snow storm reconnected to usual network supply. Read more »

BP now services electric vehicles

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector and BP have installed two brand new rapid chargers at BP Connect Pakuranga. The chargers were officially launched on Wednesday 31 August. Read more »

Free events highlight benefits of sustainable buildings

Press Release – Green Building Council

Green buildings can reduce our emissions, save energy and water, and create more liveable communities and next month Kiwis will discover how, as some of New Zealands most sustainable buildings throw open their doors during World Green Building Week … Read more »

Vector Seeks to Clarify Electricity Authority Jurisdiction

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector, together with its majority shareholder Entrust, has today filed proceedings in the High Court in Wellington. Read more »

Trial of peer-to-peer energy trading system

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Power distributor Vector has signed a deal with West Australian energy company Power Ledger to use its peer-to-peer platform to enable people and business to buy or sell surplus electricity to each other. Read more »

GE appoints energy industry veteran as Country Leader for NZ

Press Release – GE New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2016 GE has announced the appointment of Kevin Hart as GE Country Leader for New Zealand. Read more »

Customers Reconnected to Network Supply

Press Release – Unison

Unison Networks today advised a large number of customers who had been relying on generated power had now been reconnected to usual network supply, following the worst storm-related damage the lines company had seen in over a decade. Read more »

Enphase Shipping AC Batteries to Customers in Australia/NZ

Press Release – Enphase

Enphase has volume projections for 70,000 AC Battery units Installers cite ease of installation, simplicity as reasons for strong demand Enphase the only provider with an integrated offering that manages solar + storage together Read more »

The future of architecture has already arrived

Press Release – HARO Flooring

Thanks to modern building technology, an energy-plus house generates more energy than its occupants require for a comfortable lifestyle. What seemed a remote vision of the future just a few decades ago has since moved from the realm of model projects … Read more »

Energy retail contracts reviewed for unfair terms

Press Release – Commerce Commission

As part of an ongoing review of standard form consumer contracts, the Commerce Commission has released a report detailing its findings in the energy retail sector. Read more »

Network News for week ending 28/8/16: Charge up and fly out

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vectors expanding network of EV chargers now stretches as far as Auckland Airport with the launch of two rapid charging stations on Friday 26 August. Read more »

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services

Press Release – SolarCity

Solarcity appoints Gareth Williams to head energy services division and launches utility and grid services Read more »

Mike Allen to step down from Mercury Board

Press Release – Mercury

Mike Allen to step down from Mercury Board 26 August 2016 Mercury director Mike Allen has advised that he will step down from the companys Board on 3 November 2016, after seven years service. Read more »

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