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Non-Payment Breach Allegations

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 1:59 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has received breach allegations relating to non-payment of industry participants by the Clearing Manager, NZX, on Friday, 20 August. More >>

Kiwis throwing away millions in electricity saving

Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 4:50 pm | Electricity Commission

New Zealand households are paying at least $129 million a year more than they need to in electricity charges by using inefficient light bulbs, according to new statistics released today. More >>

RightLight launches road lighting programme

Monday, 21 December 2009, 1:07 pm | Electricity Commission

Significant cost savings are on the horizon for ratepayers and councils around New Zealand through more efficient road lighting technology with seminars planned for Auckland and Hamilton in the New Year. More >>

Electricity Efficiency Makes Dollars And Sense

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 12:13 pm | Electricity Commission

Several major South Island manufacturing companies have slashed their electricity costs and made a climate change statement, by adopting improvements to their compressed air systems. More >>

Business Is Booming As Industry Seeks Audits

Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 1:59 pm | Electricity Commission

While some business operators may have been dragging their knuckles along the pavement and bemoaning the economic crisis, 33-year-old Andy Logue’s new energy-auditing business has been booming. More >>

Compressed Air Trump Card In Climate Change Debate

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 1:18 pm | Electricity Commission

New Zealand trade negotiators now have another card to play, if their international counterparts accuse our food giants of dragging the chain on climate change. The Executive Officer of the Energy Management Association, Mr Ewan Gebbie, said export ... More >>

Supply Riskmeter Update: No change

Tuesday, 4 August 2009, 5:29 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission's latest assessment of the outlook for New Zealand's electricity supplies indicates risk of shortages over the next 3 months is very low. More >>

Reduce power bills with

Monday, 8 June 2009, 12:45 pm | Electricity Commission

New Zealanders can find out how to reduce their power bills with the launch of a new website “Many households and businesses are paying more than they need to in their power bills because they use inefficient lighting,” ... More >>

Electricity Commission launches new website

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 10:51 am | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission is launching a website, aimed at medium to large businesses, to help them monitor the security of the power system and interpret information about the level of risk and how it may impact on them. More >>

High Court decision supports grid upgrade process

Monday, 4 May 2009, 4:58 pm | Electricity Commission

The High Court has turned down a request for judicial review of the Electricity Commission’s approval of a major transmission project from Whakamaru to Pakuranga, Auckland. More >>

Electricity Commission approves NAaN project

Friday, 1 May 2009, 1:54 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has approved Transpower’s $473 million North Auckland and Northland (NAaN) project, which will reinforce electricity supply through Auckland and for Northland. More >>

Wellington and Wairarapa grid investments

Friday, 13 March 2009, 12:20 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has given notice that it intends to approve two electricity grid investment proposals submitted in December 2008 by Transpower, to improve reliability in Wellington and the Wairarapa. More >>

EC to approve $141m Wairakei Ring grid investment

Friday, 20 February 2009, 5:21 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has given notice that it intends to approve a $141 million proposal by Transpower to build a new double circuit 220 kV line that will support increased power generation in the central North Island. More >>

EC intends to approve $4.1m upgrade in Northland

Friday, 20 February 2009, 3:34 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has announced it intends to approve a $4.1 million grid upgrade application from Transpower for Maungatapere substation in Northland, in a decision that will provide a template for fast review of similar projects in the ... More >>

Electricity Commission to decline NAaN proposal

Saturday, 20 December 2008, 3:03 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission has given notice that it intends to decline Transpower’s proposal to upgrade the transmission grid from Auckland to Albany. More >>

Commission intention to approve HVDC upgrade

Friday, 1 August 2008, 5:43 pm | Electricity Commission

The Electricity Commission today gave notice that it intends to approve Transpower's $672 million proposal to replace the existing Pole 1 of the HVDC inter-island link. The HVDC grid upgrade proposal involves the development of a new pole that will provide ... More >>

Options Paper on electricity market design

Tuesday, 8 July 2008, 4:27 pm | Electricity Commission

Retail competition and prices, energy affordability and how electricity generators are paid are some of the key focus areas of an Electricity Commission report into the operation of the electricity market that has been released today. More >>

$230m paid to Electricity Commission - for what?

Sunday, 4 May 2008, 6:29 pm | Electricity Commission

New Zealand taxpayers have paid the Electricity Commission $230 million over the past four years but have next to nothing to show for it, says National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. More >>

Light-bulb campaign underway again

Friday, 20 October 2006, 2:41 pm | Electricity Commission

Christchurch and central Canterbury residents are being offered another chance to buy subsidised energy efficient lightbulbs. More >>

EC's Draft Decision On Transpower Application

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 10:50 am | Electricity Commission

Today the Electricity Commission has issued a draft decision to turn down Transpower’s proposal to build a new 400 kilovolt (kV) line between Whakamaru and Auckland. The Commission will make its final decision on the proposal in July. More >>





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