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Restoration of power under Covid-19 lockdown
News | 09 Apr 2020

Winter storms sometimes cause power outages as power lines get damaged by wind and trees.

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National's commitment to abolish low fixed charge welcomed
News | 09 Mar 2020

The National Party’s decision to remove the low fixed charge regulations for electricity consumption in its first 100 days if elected has been welcomed by the electricity retailers and electricity networks associations.

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Push to give lines maintenance vehicles priority status
News | 24 Feb 2020

Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown (National) has drafted a private members’ bill to allow lines company vehicles to use flashing lights, requiring traffic to give them priority when responding to electrical emergencies.

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Answering the Climate Change Minister's electric vehicle challenge
News | 24 Feb 2020

Greens co-leader and Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, met with the ENA and one of his parting questions was around lines networks' capability to cope with the possibility of a rapidly accelerating uptake of electric vehicles.

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Latest ENA consumer reference panel tackles pricing reform
News | 22 Nov 2019

ENA’s third consumer reference panel was held in Wellington recently, and following the Electricity Price Review’s release, was able to focus meaningfully on price reform proposals.

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Energy hardship to be targeted
News | 22 Oct 2019

A cross-sector energy hardship group will be established by the government to help ensure “energy hardship initiatives are well-considered, carefully co-ordinated and properly implemented”.

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Consumers to be given louder voice by government
News | 21 Oct 2019

The Government has accepted the Electricity Price Review’s recommendation to set up an electricity consumer advocacy council, as supported by ENA in its submission.

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Anger at Government’s Westpower decision
News | 18 Sep 2019

There is huge disappointment over the government’s decision to decline Westpower's application to build a run-of-river (ie. no dam) hydro scheme.

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Award winning lines companies
News | 18 Sep 2019

The Counties Power team receiving the award en-masse for Network Initiative of the Year at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards last month for their "Putting the smarts in" scalable customer restoration project.

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A consumer's perspective of new electricity technologies in the home
News | 17 Jul 2019

A consumer in Wellington explains his home energy setup: electric vehicle, solar panels and battery technology.

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