Snow and lightning affects electricity supply in Gisborne

Press Release – Eastland Group

Eastland Network teams are working to restore power to hundreds of homes following severe winter weather in Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast. Read more »

solarcity and Panasonic help cut Kiwi power bills

Press Release – SolarCity

Panasonic and solarcity have launched a national smart energy partnership to make saving money on energy even easier for Kiwis this winter. From today, all existing and new solarZero customers will receive a free starter pack of 10 Panasonic LED … Read more »

Flick Electric Co. tops Consumer NZ satisfaction survey

Press Release – Flick Electric Co

Flick Electric Co. tops Consumer NZ satisfaction survey with 96% rating Flick Electric Co. has the most satisfied customers in the electricity industry according to the results of Consumer NZs energy customer satisfaction survey released this morning. … Read more »

Big power companies lag behind in customer satisfaction

Press Release – Consumer

Big power companies received the lowest ratings for customer satisfaction in Consumer NZ’s latest annual survey. Read more »

Vector Network summary for week ending 5 July 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

Our crews were kept busy with several pole replacements during the week. A pole was damaged by a house fire in Howick, and three car v pole incidents, in Hillsborough, Remuera and Papatoetoe Central, meant poles had to be replaced there too. Power was … Read more »

Awards for Canterbury power research

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Researchers from Christchurchs Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre) at the University of Canterbury (UC) have received two coveted awards at the Electricity Engineers Association (EEA) Conference for the second year in a row. Read more »

MRP’s Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it begins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower’s Metrix metering business has walked away from a deal with Infratil-controlled Trustpower that would have supplied the power company’s 242,000 electricity customers with smart meters. Read more »

Marlborough Lines takes 80% stake in Yealands Wine for $89M

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Marlborough Lines has bought an 80 percent stake in Yealands Wine Group, New Zealand’s sixth-largest wine exporter, for $89 million. Read more »

Smelter owner gets extension on right to terminate

Press Release – Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS) have last night agreed to amend their electricity agreement by extending the date on which NZAS can give a termination notice to Meridian under the electricity agreement between them. The … Read more »

Tiwai Smelter termination deadline pushed out

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto-controlled New Zealand Aluminium Smelters have extended their electricity agreement for another month, giving the Tiwai Point smelter owner a little more time to sort out its electricity needs. Read more »

Two young Kiwis chosen to become Future Energy Leaders

Press Release – Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of energy leaders,capable of solving the worlds most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability. Read more »

Top five common complaints in electricity and gas

Press Release – Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The number of complaints received in the 2014-15 year by the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC) was higher than the previous year. This year the office received 3655 complaints, a 77% increase in the number of complaints from … Read more »

Genesis to retire stored coal unit

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, the country’s biggest energy retailer, will permanently retire a coal/gas fired unit at the Huntly Power Station which has been in storage as renewable and thermal generation provide more than enough electricity … Read more »

Are you ready to receive your dividend?

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

Auckland Energy Consumer Trust prepares to deliver dividends to a record number of beneficiaries in 2015 Read more »

Network summary for week ending 28 June 2015

Press Release – Vector Limited

A meter board caught fire in Manukau during the week and our contractors isolated power to it for safety. Power was isolated to seven house/building fires during the week, in Muriwai, Papatoetoe Central, Mt Albert, Tamaki, Favona, Glen Innes and Ranui. Read more »

Electricity Industry Awards

Press Release – Electricity Engineers’ Association

Innovations in safety, engineering and a young engineer were celebrated at the EEA Electricity Industry Awards. Read more »

EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for the Environment 23 June 2015 Media Statement EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading Read more »

Generous youth recognised through Youth Spirit Award

Press Release – TrustPower

Generous youth recognised through Youth Spirit Award A Waitaki Girls High School student was recognised earlier this evening at the Trustpower Waitaki Community Awards, for her commitment to service in and out of school. The teen was awarded the Trustpower … Read more »

Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Press Release – Deloitte

Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Simon Bridges states, The New Zealand energy sector is an essential part of the countrys infrastructure. It is the key to increasing our national wealth. Today the announcement of the finalists of the 2015 Deloitte … Read more »

Pakuranga’s disappearing power poles

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

One hundred and ninety five homes in Pakuranga have been converted to the new underground electricity network as part of the AECT/Vector undergrounding programme underway in the area. Read more »

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