Orion services affected by Port Hills fire

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Around 19 power poles have been significantly damaged in Early Valley Road, at the back of Tai Tapu Valley in the Halswell area, and 31 customers are without power. Read more »

Want to quit your job and travel the world?

Press Release – Glimp.co.nz

Are you telling Google I hate my job every day? Maybe there is a way out Take a cue from the two guys behind glimp. They are now doing what they love — building an awesome website and helping you save some cash. Read more »

Higher dividends in prospect on Contact Energy debt ratios

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy shareholders can expect an increase in annual dividend policy later in the current financial year as the electricity producer and retailer’s debt levels fall to within its target ratio against operating earnings. Read more »

Contact EBITDAF up 3%, despite subdued electricity demand

Press Release – Contact Energy

The first half of the 2017 financial year (1H17) saw Contact modestly grow earnings with continued improvements in retail operating performance and an increase in the proportion of renewable generation. In a competitive market, delivering strong operational … Read more »

Trustpower sees small gain for 2017 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower says 2017 earnings will be a slight improvement on the previous year when it reported a 38 percent fall in annual profit to $90 million. Read more »

350 submission today to CC council electricity purchase

Press Release – 350 Christchurch

Below is the submission to the Christchurch City Council presented by Charles Drace on behalf of 350.org Christchurch on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017. Read more »

Power company scam targeting elderly residents

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a phone scam targeting elderly residents. Read more »

Households pay less on electricity than on petrol, insurance

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Kiwi households spend an average of just $37.90 per week on electricity less than 3 per cent of weekly expenditure says the Electricity Retailers Association. Read more »

Smart Grid Godfather to visit NZ

Press Release – Energy Management Association

Andres Carvallo, often referred to as the Godfather of the smart grid will be visiting New Zealand in May. He will be here to deliver the keynote address at the Energy Management Association (EMANZ) conference in Wellington. Carvallo is the author of … Read more »

Take care with underfloor foil insulation

Press Release – Insulation Association of NZ

The Insulation Association of New Zealand (IAONZ) has long been concerned about the dangers posed by foil insulation products. With the Waitangi long weekend and holiday DIY period coming up, homeowners need to take extreme caution around repair or removal … Read more »

Solar tax to be taken to hearing

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 01 February 2017 – A complaint that lines company Unison Networks breached the electricity industry code when it introduced a solar tax last year has won the right to a full hearing after it was earlier rejected by New Zealands electricity … Read more »

Lightning Lab Challenge Powering up Energy Innovation

Press Release – Lightning Lab

A unique mix of organisations from across the energy industry are backing New Zealand’s first-ever nationwide call for innovative ideas, ventures and products in electricity and sustainable energy. Read more »

Power outage affecting wider Hanmer area

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police would like to urge motorists and tourists to be aware of a power outage currently affecting the wider Hanmer area, including Leslie Hills, Waiau, Marble Point and Lewis Pass. Read more »

Flat NZ electricity demand keeps pressure on power companies

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s relatively flat demand for electricity continues to weigh on the listed generator-retailers, which reported lower retail sales in the final six months of 2016 in a moribund market. Read more »

Alpine Energy Adopts Sustainable Approach to Its New Home

Press Release – Alpine Energy

Energy-efficiency will be one of the key features of the newly consolidated Alpine Energy, NETcon offices to be built on the companys current site in Washdyke. Read more »

Call for improvements in draft energy efficiency strategy

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has released its submission on the draft New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NEECS). It has called for an economy-wide target for energy efficiency, and for sector targets that have some … Read more »

Customer numbers fall at Genesis Energy, but LPG sales soar

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, the country’s largest energy company by customer numbers, says electricity retail connections fell by 1.2 percent to 514,155 between the end of September and the end of December 2016. Read more »

Outage Update: Progress – Down to 3,000 Affected

Press Release – Vector Limited

Outage Update: Progress – Down to 3,000 Affected There has been significant progress in restoring power to Auckland after storm related damage. Vectors latest storm-related outage update has the number of affected households down to 3,000 from 15,000 this … Read more »

Power Being Restored in Areas But New Incidents Reported

Press Release – Vector Limited

Power Being Restored in Areas But New Incidents Reported Vector is making progress in its efforts to restore power to Aucklanders following severe weather conditions last night. Weve managed to restore power to a number of feeders in various areas … Read more »

Auckland Storm Power Outage Update

Press Release – Vector Limited

Auckland lines company, Vector, says it is working to restore power to approximately 15,000 households in Auckland following an unexpected storm overnight. Strong wind gusts and rain have taken down lines and caused a number of feeder outages right … Read more »

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