Transpower solar report shows it is time for strong leadership on energy

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Transpower solar report shows it is time for strong leadership on energy

Transpower’s latest report on the future of electricity has busted myths and paved the way for government and the electricity sector to work together to enable the important role solar and batteries can play in building a more resilient, clean, affordable, and reliable energy system. 

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Auckland’s popular west coast surfing mecca Piha Beach will soon become home to a cutting-edge trial into the broader customer benefits of electric vehicle (EV) technology.

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Expressions of Interest for Solar Power Service Providers

Another council has joined a growing number of others in providing support for its ratepayers to install Solar PV.

Marlborough District Council is adding Solar PV to its existing energy efficiency funding service. The Council is seeking to improve air quality and affordability of home clean heating, insulation, water heating and energy supply by helping homeowners with the costs of installation through its energy efficiency funding service.

The scheme allows homeowners to pay the costs of installation over a period of nine years via a targeted rate in addition to their current rates.

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We need to diversify electricity supplies now to keep prices low

OPINION: Electricity prices in New Zealand were five times higher in October 2018 than they were over the previous five years.

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Faulty gas infrastructure highlights value of solar and batteries

The Taranaki offshore gas field, Pohokura, has reduced output due to a faulty valve which was discovered at the offshore gas platform. 

The outage has resulted in a gas shortage and caused an electricity price spike which will run until late November, when Operator Shell says that production should resume.



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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

A community energy project based on the south-west coast of Western Australia is offering households an opportunity to become 90 per cent renewable “for the price of a coffee a day” as part of a privately funded, potentially 6.5MW virtual power plant.

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SEANZ announces 2018 Energy Award Winners

Complementary technology, batteries and smart apps feature heavily as industry helps consumers access lower costs, reduce emissions and deliver a more resilient energy future

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Greenpeace proposal the best way to lower electricity prices and lower emissions

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Greenpeace Proposal the best way to lower electricity prices and lower emissions

Political action required to end energy poverty and hasten transition to clean economy

The Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand (SEANZ) today fully endorsed the Greenpeace proposal to redirect taxpayer-funded subsidies for fossil fuels and divert them to supporting half a million homes install solar and batteries.

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Study Finds Excess Profits By Big Electricity Generators

A report by the University of Auckland Business School has revealed that power generators made an extra $5.4 billion on profits from 2010 to 2016 over and above what they would have if the wholesale electricity market was truly competitive.

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Media Release: SEANZ Welcomes engagement with Electricity Review

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SEANZ welcomes engagement with Electricity Review

Change in thinking required on emerging technologies

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