First of 500 electric parcel delivery vehicles arrive in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Post

The first shipment of New Zealand Posts 500 new electric delivery vehicles has landed in Auckland for a nationwide rollout that starts later this year. Read more »

Chief Marketing Officer appointed

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Julia Jack will join Mighty River Power in the new Chief Marketing Officer role as the Company prepares to move to a single new Mercury brand. Read more »

Winter has arrived

Press Release – Vector Limited

The wild weather over the weekend looks to be a harbinger of things to come. Read more »

King Country Energy attacks grid charge overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) – King Country Energy, the central North Island power generator and retailer, has warned the Electricity Authority’s planned overhaul of grid charges would both increase prices for its customers and leave it with little incentive to … Read more »

The Search Is On For NZ’s Top Electricial Apprentice

Press Release – Master Electricians

Master Electricians is calling for electrical apprentices from around the country to show off their talent and passion by competing in the 2016 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition (The Challenge). Read more »

Transpower releases long-term view for the National Grid

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today released Transmission Tomorrow, a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the electricity industry over the next five to forty years. Read more »

Transpower contemplates rise of storage capacity

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Transpower, the national grid operator, sees a swift and game-changing transformation of the way electricity is delivered to users by 2040 when it expects to see the widespread uptake of ‘extensive storage’ batteries that … Read more »

Fraud against MRP receives jail time and home detention

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

A pair who committed fraud against one of New Zealands largest power companies have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today. Read more »

Transpower to release long-term view for the National Grid

Press Release – Transpower

25 May 2016 Transpower to tonight release long-term view for the National Grid and electricity industry Transpower will tonight release Transmission Tomorrow, a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the electricity industry over the next … Read more »

Flick Electric Co. announced NZ’s most Innovative Service

Press Release – Flick Electric Co

Innovative electricity retailer, Flick Electric Co. has claimed top honours in the 2016 Hi-Tech Awards, announced in Auckland last night. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

There were 125 charging sessions across our rapid chargers for the week. The busiest EV charger was Hobson Street with 26 charges consuming 114 kWh. The average length of the charging sessions was 20.4 minutes. Network summary for week ending 22 May … Read more »

solarcity and Westpac NZ collaboration wins INFINZ award

Press Release – SolarCity

Auckland, 20 May 2016 – Westpac NZ earned recognition for its contribution to making solar power more affordable and accessible to New Zealand homeowners when it won The Business Institutional Banking Innovation Award at the INFINZ awards last night. Read more »

Vector says be prepared for bad weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

Auckland is in for some nasty weather over the next 24 hours. Met Service say an active front along with heavy, thundery rain is due pass through the region tonight. A deep low is then expected to move across Auckland on Saturday, bringing another … Read more »

Capital says electric buses are key to low carbon aspiration

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Transforming Wellingtons public transport fleet to electric vehicles is an essential part of reducing Wellingtons carbon emissions and meeting our commitment to be a Low Carbon Capital, say Wellington City Councillors. Read more »

Local charity highly commended at NZ community energy awards

Press Release – Community Energy Action

Local NGO Community Energy Action (CEA), who has been working on energy efficiency projects in the community for the last 22 years, was highly commended at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)s national awards ceremony in the … Read more »

Antarctica New Zealand takes top prize at NZ energy awards

Press Release – Antarctica New Zealand

At the 2016 EECA Awards, Antarctica New Zealand has been recognised as a leader in environmental protection. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation in energy efficiency or renewable energy. Read more »

wards winners leading by example

Press Release – EECA

Using New Zealanders love of sport to promote greater energy efficiency and sustainability has gained Project Litefoot Trust the top honours at the 2016 EECA Awards. Using New Zealanders love of sport to promote greater energy efficiency and sustainability … Read more »

TrustPower would ‘vigorously’ fight loss of revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

May 18 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower could be among the biggest losers under the Electricity Authority’s proposed changes to charges for the national grid and is likely to “vigorously” fight changes to distributed generation pricing changes that could slash $25 million … Read more »

NZ First Does Not Support Electricity ‘Crony Capitalism’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is demanding serious changes to the Electricity Authority and total revision of the proposed Transpower Pricing Methodology. Read more »

New Plymouth man fined $18,000 for unauthorised electrical

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Tauke Whana of New Plymouth has been sentenced in the Rotorua District Court on charges of doing unauthorised prescribed electrical work; doing an act intending to cause another person to believe he was registered or licensed; and issuing a certificate … Read more »

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