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ENA response to first report of Government Electricity Price Review
News | 11 Sep 2018

Electricity distributors have welcomed a report on the status of New Zealand’s electricity industry, and will be preparing a detailed and measured response to its findings.

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ComCom decision rams home need for more leeway in electricity reliability standards
News | 06 Sep 2018

A Commerce Commission decision today shows the importance of giving electricity distributors greater flexibility in meeting their reliability standards without facing financial penalties.

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Collaboration between lines companies celebrated
News | 20 Aug 2018

Counties Power officially thanked their southern neighbours, WEL Networks, last week at a breakfast to recognise WEL crews for their storm response assistance.

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Safety concerns over privately-owned power lines and poles
News | 23 May 2018

Most people are unaware that they own the power lines that feed electricity from the poles and wires on the public roads to their house — and are therefore responsible for their safety and maintenance.

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Why the tree regulations aren’t working
News | 18 Apr 2018

Approximately 180,000 Aucklanders had their power disrupted after strong winds caused massive damage to Vector’s network. A further 15,000 customers went without power in the Counties Manakau area.

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Why the Low Fixed Charge regulations should be removed
News | 29 Mar 2018

Some households are paying more for a connection to the electricity grid than other households. Households who use more power are, in effect, cross-subsidising households that use less power.

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Vector lights up the Auckland harbour bridge with solar power
News | 15 Feb 2018

Late January saw the Auckland Harbour Bridge lit up for the first time by Vector, using 90,000 LED lights and 200 floodlights - all solar powered.

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Terms of reference for Government electricity price review
News | 23 Jan 2018

The Government released its draft terms of reference for its retail electricity price review just before Christmas.

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Over 100 years of electric history celebrated in Gisborne
News | 20 Dec 2017

The Eastland Group celebrated over 100 years of electricity in the region at its client function in Gisborne recently.

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Vector project wins sustainability award
News | 20 Dec 2017

A community where neighbours share clean energy generated on their rooftops has won the Revolutionising Energy award at the Sustainable Business Network Awards, held late November in Auckland.

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