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Contact And Lightsource bp Join Forces As Solar Development Partners In New Zealand

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:57 am | Contact Energy

New Zealand energy company Contact Energy (’Contact’) and global solar developer Lightsource bp (‘LSbp’) will collaborate on a series of grid-scale solar generation projects to create up to 380,000 megawatt hours of clean, affordable electricity ... More >>

Contact’s Powerful Gift For Newest Kiwis Snapped Up Within 24 Hours

Monday, 4 April 2022, 1:36 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy has given 1,000 Kiwi families with newborn babies a small but powerful gift when they need it most, by providing them with three months of free power. On 21 March, Contact invited customers who have had – or are soon to have – a newborn ... More >>

Contact Energy Takes Home Four NZ Compare Awards

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 7:24 pm | Contact Energy

The awards mark a major turning point in customer attitude toward Contact Energy Contact took home awards for Best Mobile Application, Best Customer Support, Power Provider of the Year, and the Supreme Champion Award Contact Energy will boost its ... More >>

Contact Energy Focused On Leading The Way On The Wellbeing Tick Journey

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 4:19 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy will be the first company in the world to introduce the new Wellbeing Tick ( ) framework for its 1000 staff across Aotearoa. The Wellbeing Tick is a workplace accreditation programme for organisations that are committed ... More >>

Tauhara Project Update

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 9:51 am | Contact Energy

Tauhara project update: increased renewable electricity output and improved market conditions, but costs expected to increase Contact Energy says the development of the new Tauhara geothermal power station near Taupō is progressing well and is now ... More >>

Thermal Co: Enabling Aotearoa’s Transition To 100% Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday, 15 November 2021, 2:41 pm | Contact Energy

Contact has released a report outlining the benefits of establishing of an industry-wide, market-based solution to manage the retirement of thermal electricity generation. The ‘Crafting a path for New Zealand’s 100% renewable electricity market’ report ... More >>

Contact Energy to supply ‘flexible’ renewable electricity

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 11:25 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy (CEN) and its 100%-owned energy solutions business Simply Energy will supply renewable electricity for a datacentre being developed near the Clyde Dam by UK-based digital infrastructure company Lake Parime. More >>

Contact launches new ‘Good Nights’ electricity plan

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 9:45 am | Contact Energy

Contact Energy (“Contact”) has released a brand-new power plan for Kiwi consumers, offering a whopping three hours of free power a night, between 9pm and midnight. The new “Good Nights” plan includes three free hours of no-questions-asked power ... More >>

Contact delivers solid financial performance

Monday, 16 August 2021, 10:26 am | Contact Energy

New Zealand’s largest privately-owned energy company Contact Energy (‘Contact’) released its full year financial results for the 12 months to 30 June 2021 (‘FY21’) this morning. More >>

Contact Converts NZD$305m To Sustainability Linked Loans

Monday, 12 July 2021, 12:01 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy (Contact) now has New Zealand’s largest group of Sustainability Linked Loans (SLLs) after converting its remaining NZD$305m of bank facilities to SLLs. This conversion takes its current ANZ ($65m), BNZ ($50m), CBA ($60m), CCB ($60m) ... More >>

Contact Lifts Climate Change Ambitions With New Science-based Targets

Friday, 11 June 2021, 12:25 pm | Contact Energy

Contact Energy ('Contact') has committed to ambitious new climate change targets aligned with the goal of minimising global warming to 1.5 degrees and approved by the influential Science Based Target initiative ( ... More >>

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 >>