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ENA recommends changes to distribution sector regulation
News | 30 Oct 2018

All electricity-related regulation of the distribution sector should be under the ambit of the Commerce Commission, and an energy ‘ambassador’ should be considered to amplify the voice of ordinary consumers, the ENA says.

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Wellington Electricity makes progress on seismic strengthening
News | 18 Oct 2018

A milestone was marked by Wellington Electricity last week with the completion of seismic remedial work at its Miramar substation as part of its three-year, $31.2 million earthquake preparedness programme.

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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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