Southern electricity lines company Aurora says it will keep charging people more to get their electricity in winter despite a claim the variable rate is not working as well as it used to.
Dunedin business owners calling for Mercury Energy to honour its aborted offer of discounted power now have a legal opinion supporting their case.
People used less electricity in Dunedin, Central Otago and the Wakatipu last month than in May 2009 as the region enjoyed a warm start to winter.
Southern coal-seam gas (CSG) explorer L&M Energy is working with an Invercargill trucking and service station company on possibly using liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its prospects near Ohai as transport fuel.
Construction of stage one of the Mahinerangi wind farm will begin in September, with the first power expected to be produced in February, TrustPower announced yesterday.
Horizon Energy Distribution Ltd has reported a net profit after tax of $5.9 million for the year ended March 31, up 14.6 percent from the $5.15m in the same period last year.
A Central Otago district plan change sparked by proposals for new power generation projects is likely to cause confusion rather than clarify the issues, power companies say.
Mercury Energy is blaming the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for its planned increase in energy prices from July 1.
Giving new meaning to the term "server farm," a team of Hewlett-Packard researchers has come up with a plan to build an environmentally-friendly data centre powered by manure.
A progressive power pricing system whereby a portion of all households' power bills has a set low price is among measures laid out in the Green Party's $4.46 billion a year alternative budget.
TrustPower Ltd has reported after-tax profit rose 14 percent to $119.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2010 on a 3 percent fall in revenue.
Power prices would have to increase to make any new generation projects, such as the proposed Clutha hydro dams, viable, says Contact Energy.
New Zealand diesel prices hit their highest level in 17 months in April on the back of rising crude oil prices, and tax increases could add another 10 cents a litre to the price of petrol by the end of the year, says the Automobile Association (AA).
Contact Energy Ltd lost 2000 electricity customers in the past month and 6000 customers in the past year, according to its latest operating report.
Auckland-based power line engineers have issued a work to rule notice, after contracts talks reached an impasse.
New Zealand intends to join an intergovernmental organisation that promotes the production and sustainable use of renewable energy, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.
Some areas of Lake Tekapo will get a temporary electricity supply when supply is cut on May 18 for 10 hours so Transpower can carry out maintenance.
The group hoping to put wind power into the houses around Blueskin Bay is looking for a joint-venture partner.
An announcement that TrustPower is ready to go ahead with the first stage of its Mahinerangi wind farm is expected to be made within "the next few weeks".