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MEUG welcomes reduced electricity efficiency levy

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:57 am | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) welcomes recent changes to energy levies by the Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Simon Bridges, that will result in a reduction of 60 per cent ($7.8 million per annum) to the current electricity levy ... More >>

Monthly update for July 2016 from MEUG Chair

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 2:42 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

We are working to finalise our submission on transmission pricing over the coming weeks, with submissions closing on 26 July. That marks an important milestone on the TPM pathway, but it’s equally important to keep an eye on the remaining process ... More >>

Major Electricity Users Group to analyse draft TPM decision

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) plans to carefully analyse the announcements today by the Electricity Authority on proposed changes to the Transmission Pricing Methodology. More >>

MEUG Update from the Chair March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016, 2:04 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

A primary focus for March is the Downstream conference on 2-3 March, but after that there remains plenty for MEUG to do with substantive submissions due and the looming prospect of a draft transmission pricing decision by the Electricity Authority. More >>

MEUG appoints John Harbord as Chair

Monday, 3 August 2015, 1:16 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users Group (MEUG) has appointed John Harbord as Independent Chair following a rigorous selection process. More >>

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:31 am | Major Electricity Users Group

The original approved cost for Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade (NIGUP) was set by the Electricity Commission at $824 million; however costs overran this by $70 million. Now the Commerce Commission has released a draft decision approving ... More >>

Consumers object to paying for Transpower’s cost overrun

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 4:16 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

The original approved cost for Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade (NIGUP) was set by the Electricity Commission at $824 million; however costs overran this by $70 million. Now the Commerce Commission has released a draft decision approving ... More >>

MEUG appeal on cost of capital

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:21 am | Major Electricity Users Group

The Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG) has elected not to apply for special leave to appeal the High Court decision on the cost of capital used for regulated energy transmission and distribution services. More >>

Direct electricity market participant guide for customers

Friday, 6 June 2014, 5:04 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

Medium sized commercial and industrial power users’ can reduce costs by becoming direct market participants – MEUG launches guide More >>

Orion decision helpful but challenges remain

Friday, 29 November 2013, 5:04 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“The Commerce Commission decision today on the price path for Orion, the electricity line company serving Christchurch customers, will leave customers better off than the higher price path proposed by Orion, some good principles have been established, ... More >>

Good and bad news in ComCom decisions

Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 2:12 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“The Commerce Commission decisions for monopoly electricity, gas and airfield services are a mixed bag for consumers” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of MEUG. He was commenting on the decision on 23rd December by the Commerce Commission on ... More >>

Loss of export earnings must be explained by power suppliers

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 3:38 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“The announcement today by Rio Tinto NZ of a 5% cutback in aluminium production because of high spot prices needs an explanation from power suppliers” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of MEUG. This will cost over $1m per week in lost export ... More >>

Extreme spot electricity prices hit export industries

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 5:10 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“Energy intensive industries have reduced output and have warned that their exports will decline as a consequence of the ultra high spot power prices currently being experienced” according to Terrence Currie, Chairman of MEUG. More >>

Review of sudden spot price increase welcomed

Friday, 10 December 2010, 11:45 am | Major Electricity Users Group

“Spot prices this morning reached 30 c/kWh that it is looking into the increase in wholesale electricity prices since the end of November” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group. More >>

Greedy electricity line companies may affect OCR

Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 11:21 am | Major Electricity Users Group

“Significant increases in power prices above general inflation could affect future Reserve Bank decisions on the Official Cash Rate” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group. More >>

Electricity Allocation Factor report released

Thursday, 2 September 2010, 12:18 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

Energy intensive industries need to understand the impact that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will have on their costs according to Ralph Matthes the Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG). “The current ETS recognises this ... More >>

MEUG welcomes agreement between ASX and powercos

Thursday, 3 June 2010, 1:48 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“The announcement this morning by the five largest power companies and ASX of an agreement to develop an electricity futures and options market is excellent news” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG). More >>

MEUG congratulates Mighty River Power expansion

Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 1:10 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“Investment by Mighty River Power (MRP) in a 49.9 MW geothermal power station development in Southern California appears to be a positive step,” said Terrence Currie, Chair of the Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG). More >>

Energy Link report prepared for MEUG

Monday, 3 May 2010, 9:56 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“MEUG is pleased to make public today an Energy Link report “Analysis of Generator Offers Jan-Mar 2010” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ Group (MEUG). More >>

Review of ETS timing is needed

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 1:44 pm | Major Electricity Users Group

“The announcement yesterday by the Australian Government of a significant delay to an ETS in Australia is a game-changing event that will impact every NZ householder and business” said Ralph Matthes, Executive Director of the Major Electricity Users’ ... More >>

 

 

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