Opinion: Can the Electricity Review deliver what we need?

SEANZ Chair Brendan Winitana released an opinion editorial articulating the opportunity and the concerns we have with the Electricity Price Review ahead of their report release today. He also spoke to NewsHub's Duncan Garner this morning with a message for review panel and the Minister.

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Opinion: SEANZ Chair Brendan Winitana on the Electricity Pricing Review

The Electricity Price Review expects to release its first report tomorrow, Tuesday 11 September at 1pm.

Ahead of it's release, Brendan Winitana, Chairman of SEANZ, the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand, discusses the issues the review must address.

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SEANZ member solarcity nominated for top green award

The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, which have been running for 16 years, are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability awards in New Zealand. solarcity have been nominated for the "Revolutionising Energy" award for their solarZero service. 

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Buyer Beware!

BUYER BEWARE!

As a supplier and installer please be aware!!

There are a couple of dubious characters right now running around the country approaching mainly SEANZ members about supply of low priced PV modules.

Don’t be fooled – do your homework, if its too good to be true, it is not true!!

They are taking deposits and doing a runner.

A SEANZ member has notified us after smelling the rat and has let us know so we can give you all the heads up.

Thanks


SEANZ Completes Deal with Ministry of Education

SEANZ and the Ministry of Education have agreed that only SEANZ member suppliers and installers can supply and install solar PV and related technology to schools in New Zealand.

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Transpower Transmission Alternatives engagement process: consultation paper

Transpower are consultating to seek your feedback on ways we can adapt their existing information and investigations process to better incorporate the opportunities offered by Transmission Alternatives (TAs), including distributed generation (DG), to provide services to the grid.

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Greenpeace: Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel as sun’s rays go to waste

Spot electricity prices have soared in the evenings over the last week as a cold snap hit the country. As electricity generators have fired up their dirty and expensive fossil-fueled generators Greenpeace has joined the chorus of those questioning our market structure and reliance on fossil-fueled generation to meet peak demand.

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From Sustainable Electricity, to Sustainable Energy - SEANZ Name Change

SEANZ has a new name - Sustainable Energy Association New Zealand! 

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Energy Efficiency First - a path not a bridge

The planet needs paths, instead of a bridge, to a low-carbon economy to keep its temperature rise to under 2 degrees.

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Important: Commerce Commission Open letter to better understand emerging technologies in monopoly parts of electricity sector

The Commerce Commission has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors to better understand how they are planning, investing and accounting for emerging technologies. SEANZ has been raising concerns about the ability of regulations to keep pace with new technologies and have been advocating for the Commission to take an active role in this space for a long time.  

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