Vector market strategy and regulation manager James Tipping and Orion energy futures general manager Sam Elder (pictured) – co-chairs of the Future Networks Forum (FNF) – launched the first FNF Innovation Forum at Wellington's Wharewaka Function Centre this morning.
In a great example of how advances in technology can benefit communities, the environment and electricity networks, The Lines Company (TLC) has been trialling innovative peer-to-peer technology to share the benefits of solar generation in Mōkau on the southern Waikato coast.
A successful decarbonisation collaboration between Alpine Energy and WoolWorks has achieved electrification of the latter's Canterbury wool-scouring site. Please visit ENA's dedicated Powering up for change website to view a case study outlining the significant benefits achieved through this sustainable initiative.
ENA is surprised by the Commerce Commission's draft Input Methodologies decision to set the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) at the 65th percentile. At first glance, this could have a severely-limiting impact on the sector's capability to fund the vital transition to an electrified economy.