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Innovative education portal for Electricity Authority

Monday, 25 June 2018, 3:56 pm | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Education Portal, released today, on the Electricity Authority website, is a first for the energy sector in New Zealand. More >>

Report shows market performed well in winter 2017

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:47 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has today released a report on its review of how the electricity market performed during the winter of 2017. More >>

New tool unlocks key changes in retail electricity market

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:07 pm | Electricity Authority

New Retail Market Snapshot tool released today highlights key retail electricity market information and shows 80 per cent of New Zealand households now have a smart meter, up from just 62.6 per cent in 2014. More >>

Growth in electricity brands boosts consumer choice

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:23 am | Electricity Authority

New data on the electricity market shows consumer choice has reached record levels, with 47 different retail brands now supplying New Zealand households. More >>

Call for improved price signals welcomed

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 4:00 pm | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority welcomes a new report which highlights that more work can be done to encourage people to reduce electricity use at peak times. More >>

Chief Executive to leave Electricity Authority

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:36 pm | Electricity Authority

Electricity Authority Chair Brent Layton today announced that the Authority's Chief Executive, Carl Hansen, will leave the role on 30 June 2018. More >>

Kiwis take power into their own hands

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:21 am | Electricity Authority

A record number of New Zealanders switched electricity companies in 2017 as competition in the market increased to never-before-seen levels. More >>

New tech powers up across NZ

Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:30 pm | Electricity Authority

More than 15,000 homes are generating their own electricity across New Zealand as consumers make the most of disruptive technology. Electricity Authority data shows the total capacity of residential installed generation now produces enough energy ... More >>

Industry proves effective during power crisis anniversary

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:36 am | Electricity Authority

New Zealand’s electricity industry has effectively managed yet another dry winter, further demonstrating vast improvements which avoid asking New Zealanders to save power. More >>

Unlocking electricity networks to support innovation

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:37 am | Electricity Authority

Widespread benefits could arise if hurdles to parties accessing electricity networks are removed, according to a recent Electricity Authority consultation. More >>

More renewable electricity generation used

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:03 am | Electricity Authority

In the first four months of 2017 New Zealand used less thermal and more renewable electricity generation than the average for the previous six years, says Electricity Authority Chief Executive Carl Hansen More >>

EA to prepare cost-benefit analysis as part of TPM review

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:42 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has decided to prepare a new cost-benefit analysis as part of its review of Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM) guidelines, which will push the timetable for a final decision into 2018. More >>

An upside to fewer beach days

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:57 am | Electricity Authority

While parts of New Zealand had a record low number of beach days this January, the slow start to summer is showing up positively in the Electricity Authority’s hydrology graphs. More >>

Smaller electricity retailers now supply over 195,000

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:54 am | Electricity Authority

Looking back at 2016 retail market trends, the Electricity Authority has observed strong customer growth for small to medium sized electricity retailers. Small and medium retailers have been growing their customer base steadily since 2010. More >>

Small scale solar passes 11,000 connections in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:26 am | Electricity Authority

New Zealand has recently passed the milestone of over 11,000 small scale solar connections, with over 2,000 installations in the last 10 months. More >>

EA consults on transmission pricing changes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:10 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority released today a consultation paper setting out refinements to its Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM) second issues paper. “We have listened to feedback on the proposed guidelines for transmission pricing, and are now consulting ... More >>

Electricity myths busted in latest consumer research

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:28 pm | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s new research shows the most savvy electricity customers focus on the price of electricity rather than worrying about the brand they buy from. More >>

111,000 Kiwis switched power companies this winter

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:37 am | Electricity Authority

Around 111,000 Kiwis switched power companies between 1 June and 31 August 2016—that’s equivalent to every person in a city around the size of Dunedin switching. More >>

Hedge market depth indicates confidence in electricity

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 11:22 am | Electricity Authority

The electricity hedge market continues to perform well with levels of unmatched open interest (UOI) in exchanged-traded instruments strong in 2016, following a peak in late 2015. More >>

Businesses getting smart with smart meters

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 11:00 am | Electricity Authority

For immediate release Media release: Businesses getting smart with smart meters 20 September 2016 Over 70 per cent of New Zealand electricity connections now have smart meters – and an increasing number of innovative electricity retailers are relying ... More >>