Collectively, our 27 members ensure homes, communities and businesses are connected to a sustainable, evolving electricity network.
Lines companies maintain around 150,000km of cables and wires across New Zealand
The ENA supports its members in leading the transition to a low-carbon, electrified economy for the benefit of our communities.
Our vision is a low-carbon economy due to reliable, safe and affordable electricity networks.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) returns to our shores this year for the first time since 2017.
One of the keys to unlocking a low-carbon and customer-centric future is innovation.
Speaking at an ENA forum recently, energy and resources minister Megan Woods urged a collective approach across the energy sector to achieve decarbonisation goals.
Solar uptake is on the rise in Northland with both Top Energy and Northpower registering solid growth in solar connections over the past two years.
ENA’s new mini-website aimed at providing information around network transformation was launched in July.
Measures around outage communications were the preferred tools to judge EDB performance according to ENA’s latest consumer reference panel meeting.
ENA has told the Commerce Commission that responding to climate change is not optional for electricity lines companies and that the sector needs a more responsive regulatory regime to deal with the challenges of electrification.
ENA is proposing changes to regulatory settings that would make it a requirement that local lines companies are notified of any new electric vehicle charger installations in homes.
ENA’s submission on the draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) argued the current regulatory settings need to change to effectively manage the emerging risks and opportunities of climate change.
Government funding to support upgrades to distribution networks through a ten-fold increase in the ‘GIDI’ fund is a key outcome from the first Emissions Reduction Plan.