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Climate Commission Report Good News for Distributed Energy Sector

The Climate Change Commission has released draft advice to the government calling for "transformational and lasting change across society and the economy".

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Govt Announcement of social housing trials

The Minister of Energy and Resources Hon. Megan Wood has just announced the social housing trial fund, implementing PV, storage and seeking innovative use of digitalisation to make better use of generated energy and all excess generation, now open for expressions of interest and proposals for projects. Please see the Beehive website here for the announcement details.

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Transpower Report highlights value of solar + storage

The latest report from Transpower highlights our homes and business will play an active role in the operation of the power system of the future by ensuring we extract the full value from the resources we use to generate electricity.


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Vector Powersmart delivers New Zealand’s largest Solar Array

Congrats to the Vector Powersmart teams on completing New Zealand’s largest solar project - the build of a 1MW floating solar installation on top of Watercare’s Rosedale wastewater treatment pond.

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Government announces $28m fund for solar and batteries

The Government has today announced a trial installation of renewable technology, such as solar panels and batteries, on public and Māori housing with a $28 million fund that will run over four years.

SEANZ has been advocating for such an initiative for some time and are in continuing discussion with MBIE and EECA over the roll-out of the fund.

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Good News - Transpower’s latest decarbonisation report

New Zealand's electricity supply is already over 80% renewable and we’re well placed to keep that number climbing.

Transpower’s latest decarbonisation report Whakamana i Te Mauri Hiko – Empowering our Energy Future shows there is a clear path to it being around 95% renewable by 2035, with options to then moving to 100%.

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Covid-19 Impacts

With the country moving up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, the impacts on our industry and members are serious. 

Last week SEANZ circulated our Response Plan. Members can access it in the Members section of our website. 


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Minster Woods address to SEANZ 2019

SEANZ 2019, held in Wellington was a great success. The theme was the 3’D’s of Modern Energy. With a video presentation from the Minister of Energy Hon Dr Megan Woods, who unfortunately could not attend in person, this was the next best thing she could do. Her message was clear.

SEANZ Fronius New Zealand Sustainable Energy Industry Awards 2019

The SEANZ Awards are now 10 years old and this year we received the most award nominations ever!

SEANZ would like to thank Fronius for generously sponsoring the awards again this year. 


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Government levels electricity playing field for consumers

Energy and Resources Minister Hon. Megan Woods today announced changes to the electricity market aimed to level playing field for smaller independent retailers, provide greater transparency over the big power companies, increase competition in the market and encourage consumers to shop around for better deals. 

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