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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 >>

What to ask before you sign up with a power company

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 10:29 am | Electricity Authority

With more electricity brands than ever before, there are a lot of different offers out there. How do you know you are getting the best deal? More >>

Impact of August cold snap on electricity consumption

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 11:10 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s latest data shows the major impact seasons have on New Zealand’s electricity consumption. The chart below compares electricity consumption on 8 February and 8 August 2016. More >>

Electricity Authority begins review of The Lines Company

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 10:24 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority today began its market performance review into The Lines Company (TLC), the electricity distribution network in the King Country. More >>

Unison did not breach Code

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:43 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s Compliance Committee has ruled that Hawke’s Bay electricity distribution company Unison did not breach the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 when it introduced a new tariff for retailers. The new tariff charges retailers ... More >>

Electricity Authority launches market performance review

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 9:23 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority’s Board has completed its investigation of Electric Kiwi’s allegation that an undesirable trading situation (UTS) occurred on 2 June 2016, when electricity prices briefly spiked to over $4,000 per megawatt hour (MWh). More >>

Switching electricity retailers pays for Wellingtonians

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 11:07 am | Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority show 24 per cent of Wellingtonians switched electricity retailer in 2015 saving an estimated average of $153. Wellington had the highest switching rate in the country in 2015, with 50,203 households changing ... More >>

More brands and more choice as competition increases

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:11 am | Electricity Authority

The latest data released by the Electricity Authority confirms 2015 was another landmark year for the residential electricity market, with a record number of brands available for consumers. The Authority’s review, released today, also shows a significant ... More >>

Electricity Authority releases proposed changes

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 9:28 am | Electricity Authority

Electricity Authority releases proposed changes to transmission pricing guidelines 17 May 2016 The Electricity Authority has released a consultation paper outlining its proposed changes to the guidelines that set the transmission pricing methodology ... More >>

Future proofing the electricity market

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 4:41 pm | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has outlined its approach to ensuring that New Zealand’s electricity market can respond to developments in new technology and changes amongst generators. More >>



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