The TrustPower Clutha District Community Awards will be held in Balclutha on Monday night.
Electricity generator and retailer TrustPower continues to lose customers in what continues to be a challenging and competitive market.
After years of delay and controversy, the Arnold River hydro-electric scheme near Greymouth has been shelved indefinitely because the economics "are not sufficiently attractive'', according to TrustPower.
Almost 100 entries have been received for the combined TrustPower Waitaki district community awards.
Trustpower needs to address falling customer numbers which, along with falling usage per customer, are challenging the company's flexible profit model, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.
The annual TrustPower community awards for the Waihemo and Waitaki areas will be combined in Oamaru this year.
The whole of the Waitaki district is now part of the TrustPower community awards, with the programme being extended this year.
Volunteers in Dunedin dedicate thousands of hours to the community and are often not recognised for the invaluable work they do.
The Gabriel's Gully Goldrush 150th committee has won top honours at this year's TrustPower Clutha District community awards.
Electricity retailer and generator TrustPower yesterday reported a slightly improved operating profit for the year ended March, with the only minor surprise being a 1c-per-share bigger dividend.
More than 1200 people turned out at an open day in Dunedin on Saturday to view components of turbines for the TrustPower Mahinerangi wind farm.
They are designed to generate electricity, but for the moment the turbine blades for the Mahinerangi wind farm in Dunedin are generating curiosity.
The frustrating wait seemed to confirm TrustPower had a good spot for its wind farm.
The irrigation and hydro-electric power-generating potential of sites inland from Dunback is back on the radar.
Up to 80 teams are expected to enter the 2010 TrustPower Adventure Quest, in its eighth year, in Queenstown on Saturday.
Further southern wind-farm development is hamstrung as long as South Island generators carried the cost of the Cook Strait electricity cable, TrustPower chief executive Vince Hawksworth says.
Otago's first wind farm will be supplying electricity to Dunedin by early next winter, TrustPower chief executive Vince Hawksworth says.
Trustpower's 9200 Dunedin domestic customers will pay nearly 8% more for their electricity from October on the back of a price rise and the new cost of GST.
The 2010 TrustPower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards will be announced in Queenstown tonight.
Some of the first sods in TrustPower's 200MW Mahinerangi wind farm project will be turned when engineers start to widen the roads that will carry the first of its turbines.