New Zealanders continue to switch electricity retailers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The fact that 138,000 people have switched electricity retailers already this year shows competition is strong and consumers continue to shop around for a good deal on their power bill, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. The Whats … Read more »

New Zealand needs more EVs and smart grids

Press Release – The PR Company

The New Zealand Government could significantly reduce its carbon footprint and improve public health outcomes simply by ensuring its own vehicle fleet is electric, an international expert suggests. Andres Carvallo, also known internationally as The Godfather of … Read more »

Address to Energy Trusts of New Zealand Autumn Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

I am delighted to be addressing you as Energy Minister as I understand just how vital this portfolio including your part in it is to our New Zealand way of life. Read more »

New power plant makes mockery of climate change goals

Press Release – Green Party

A new gas power plant granted consent today in southern Waikato is a step backwards for New Zealands efforts to generate more renewable electricity, the Green Party said today. Read more »

IEGA supports collaborative pricing process

Press Release – Independent Electricity Generators Association

Small generators support the call by others for a collaborative process to be followed as the Electricity Authority progresses its review of the transmission pricing methodology. Read more »

Electricity Authority dumps transmission pricing modelling

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is ditching the cost-benefit analysis at the heart of its controversial attempt to find a new way to divide up costs for the national grid after finding an expanding range of serious computational … Read more »

Entrust calls on EA to review all TPM methodology

Press Release – Entrust

The Electricity Authority should completely review its transmission pricing methodology instead of only focusing on reviewing its flawed cost benefit analysis, says Entrust Chairman, William Cairns. Read more »

NZ First Saves Kiwis at Least $78.4m

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the political pressure it has applied, has forced the Electricity Authority to defer at least $78.4m worth of new charges faced by consumers and businesses. Read more »

Greens’ electricity policy improved

Press Release – Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it is a big turnaround from the partys policy at the last election, which would have introduced state control of electricity pricing and driven private investment out of the electricity sector. Read more »

Greens launch plan for cheaper and cleaner electricity

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has today launched a plan for cheaper power bills, cleaner electricity generation, and a smarter electricity network. Read more »

More Big City Bureaucrats for the Electricity Authority

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

NZ First says the Electricity Authority is stuffed full of big city bureaucrats and its no wonder why regional New Zealand isnt getting a fair-go. Read more »

Minister appoints two new Electricity Authority members

Article – BusinessDesk

Energy Minister Judith Collins has appointed two new members to the Electricity Authority, both with extensive knowledge of the Australian electricity system and one a pioneer of New Zealand’s wholesale electricity markets in the 1990s. Read more »

Judith Collins is No Crusher on Power Rip-Offs

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says Minister of Energy and Resources Judith Collins is no crusher having ruled out inquiries into high household retail power prices, the actions of one local lines business and now, the Electricity Authoritys farcical Transmission … Read more »

Time for an Inquiry as Power Prices Continue to Rise

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Fletcher Tabuteau MP New Zealand First Spokesperson For Energy and Commerce 11 APRIL 2017 Time for an Inquiry as Power Prices Continue to Rise Read more »

Fact Sheet: Flood Management at Matahina Dam

Press Release – TrustPower

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS TO 4:00PM, FRIDAY 7 APRIL, 2017 Due to flood inflows during the week beginning March 27th, Lake Matahina was full at the start of Friday 31st March. At Trustpowers initiative, the process of lowering the lake level began on Friday … Read more »

Survey highlights rise of energy system uncertainty

Press Release – BusinessNZ

The World Energy Councils World Energy Issues Monitor 2017, including the third annual energy issues map for New Zealand, shows New Zealands energy sector is not immune to growing global and domestic energy system uncertainty. Its keeping … Read more »

3mil people affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016

Press Release – Eaton

Eatons annual Blackout Tracker Report shows 3 million people affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016 Read more »

Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35%

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Press Release – Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealands aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. Read more »

EV contestable fund opens today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Businesses, local councils and organisations with projects to spark interest in electric vehicles can apply for the second round of the Governments Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, opened today by Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

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