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Wind Generation Experts Roaring40s Team Up With Contact Energy

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 2:30 pm | Contact Energy

Highly regarded wind generation experts Roaring40s Wind Power Ltd (‘Roaring40s’) will work exclusively with Contact Energy to develop a pipeline of large-scale wind farm opportunities in New Zealand over the next six years, according to the terms ... More >>

Contact To Build Tauhara Geothermal Power Station; Will Raise $400m In Equity.

Monday, 15 February 2021, 9:01 am | Contact Energy

Key metrics   Six months ended 31 December 2020 Six months ended 31 December 2019 EBITDAF [1] $246m 11% from $221m Profit $78m 32% from $59m Interim dividend per share 14.0 cps 13% from 16.0 cps Operating free cash flow [2] $157m 31% ... More >>

Contact Completes Simply Energy Ownership Deal

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 9:16 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy (‘Contact’) is now the 100 per cent owner of Simply Energy (, a Wellington-based business that delivers energy solutions for generators, distributors, retailers and commercial customers. Contact Deputy CEO James Kilty said the transaction ... More >>

Contact delivers for customers, employees and shareholders

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:09 am | Contact Energy

New Zealand’s second-largest energy company Contact Energy (‘Contact’) released its full year financial results for the 12 months to 30 June 2020 (‘FY20’) this morning. More >>

Contact Says Smelter Closure Is ‘disappointing’

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:23 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy (“Contact”) CEO Mike Fuge said Rio Tinto’s intention to effectively close New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (“NZAS”) by giving 14 months’ notice on their electricity contract with Meridian Energy was “very disappointing”. ... More >>

Energyclubnz Exits Market, Customers Switching To Contact

Monday, 22 June 2020, 11:48 am | Contact Energy

Energy retailer energyclubnz is exiting the New Zealand energy retail market and its 11,600 customers’ energy supply will be switched to Contact Energy (‘Contact’). energyclubnz has been selling electricity since June 2017 and gas since April 2019. ... More >>

Contact raises its ambitions on climate action

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:45 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has stepped up its commitment to help tackle climate change, by setting new ambitious emissions reduction targets. The new targets cement it among the first power companies in the world to have their targets verified to the highest level ... More >>

Contact looking to support Taupō causes

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 10:46 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy is calling for applications from Taupō community groups to be the selected charity for its annual fundraising golf tournament in early September. More >>

Contact Energy and Nature’s Flame reducing carbon emissions

Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:01 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy and Nature’s Flame have signed an agreement and broken ground to build a geothermal energy supply system that will provide process heat to Nature’s Flame’s wood pellet manufacturing plant in Taupō. More >>

Thousands more children to benefit from Swim Well Taupō

Monday, 17 June 2019, 2:13 pm | Contact Energy

Another wave of children in the Taupō district will benefit from free swimming and water safety lessons after Contact extended its sponsorship of the Swill Well Taupō programme until the end of 2021. More >>

Contact takes next step in developing geothermal project

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 4:46 pm | Contact Energy

Contact takes next step in developing world class geothermal project at Tauhara More >>

Contact Energy plays leading role to combat energy hardship

Monday, 29 April 2019, 1:12 pm | Contact Energy

After 18 months of funding and trials, Contact Energy is pleased to help launch EnergyMate – a collaborative industry pilot to combat energy hardship. More >>

Contact Energy sets science based targets

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:37 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has become the first energy company in New Zealand to have its emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi). More >>

Contact Energy's EV uptake

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5:40 pm | Contact Energy

Fifty percent of Contact Energy’s vehicles will be electric by the end of the year, thanks to the company’s Drive Electric commitment. More >>

Update on landslip at Wairakei site

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 6:53 pm | Contact Energy

Update on landslip at Wairakei site Contact Energy has now completed preliminary tests to understand the impact of the land slip near the Wairakei geothermal power station yesterday on the local waterways. More >>

Contact Energy investigating incident involving slip

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 4:39 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy is investigating an incident at its Wairakei geothermal operations that has resulted in a slip. The slip has flowed into a small stream that feeds the Waikato River, resulting in muddy water flowing over the Huka Falls. The water flow ... More >>

Contact Energy welcomes Hydrogen study

Friday, 1 February 2019, 5:17 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy welcomes the release of a study today into the use of hydrogen as a way of storing and transporting energy. More >>

Contact Energy’s new CFO excited for future

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 7:23 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dorian Devers, who started his new job today (Wednesday 05/12), says he is excited to be joining a top New Zealand company with an exciting future. More >>

Contact Energy certified with the Rainbow Tick

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:46 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy’s reputation as a safe and inclusive work environment for all its staff has received a boost with the company being certified with the “Rainbow Tick”. More >>

60 Years on And Wairakei Still a Thermal Success

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2:42 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy is proud of the historic role the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station has played in pioneering geothermal generation, Contact’s CEO Dennis Barnes says. More >>