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ENA to become a nominal ‘shareholder’ in Are Ake
News and Events | 25 Feb 2021

The ENA board has agreed to become a ‘shareholder’ in Taranaki-based Are Ake – previously known as the National New Energy Development Centre – conditional on a review of the shareholder agreement.

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ENA responds to Climate Change Commission report
News | 02 Feb 2021

The ENA has welcomed the draft report from the Climate Change Commission setting out its pathway for New Zealand to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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Encouraging consumers to shop around
News | 18 Dec 2020

Many lines companies are frustrated that reductions in lines charges mandated by the Commerce Commission are not being passed on to consumers.

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Six members in box seat for excellence awards
News | 18 Dec 2020

Six ENA members are finalists in the annual New Zealand Energy Excellence Awards.

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Consulting with consumers
News | 23 Nov 2020

ENA’s consumer reference panel met recently, comprising a diverse group of sixteen consumer stakeholder representatives including Federated Farmers, the Property Investors’ Association, Fincap, Age Concern New Zealand, Multi-Cultural New Zealand and the Citizens' Advice Bureau.

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Tree trimming awareness campaign reaches millions
News | 25 Aug 2020

There were nearly six million views across various online platforms of ENA’s recent online tree trimming advertising campaign.

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Keeping the lights on during the pandemic
News | 30 Jun 2020

The pandemic response plans in place and long practiced by electricity lines companies around the country meant lines companies have been well able to ‘weather the storm’ of the pandemic and keep New Zealand’s lights on.

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Lines charge reductions don't make their way to consumers' pockets
News | 26 Jun 2020

The Electricity Networks Association is calling on the Electricity Authority to bring forward its investigation into whether lines charge reductions have been passed to consumers – because clearly they haven’t.

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Electricity distributors warn against intervention in competitive market
News | 06 May 2020

New Zealand’s 27 lines companies are sympathetic to the potential financial pain of their retailer partners as they are faced with the downstream challenges created by Covid-19 business lockdown.

But not at the expense of their own businesses’ viability.

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Why the Low Fixed Charge regulations should be removed
News | 29 Mar 2020

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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