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Dear energy and resources spokespeople across the political spectrum ...
News | 16 Aug, 2023

Thank you for addressing us at our Energy and Resources Pre-election Panel event on the 26th of July. We heard about the importance of our energy system and mineral resources to support the wellbeing, productivity, and lifestyles of all New Zealanders, regardless of their aspiration.

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Consultation launched on five streams of energy policy
News | 09 Aug, 2023

Feedback is being sought on what the Government has described as an “ambitious programme of work to transition New Zealand towards a low-emissions economy".

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First-of-its-kind climate fund to back 100% renewable electricity
News | 08 Aug, 2023

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods have announced a first-of-its-kind climate fund.

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First FNF Innovation Forum
News | 19 Jul, 2023

Vector market strategy and regulation manager James Tipping and Orion energy futures general manager Sam Elder (pictured) – co-chairs of the Future Networks Forum (FNF) – launched the first FNF Innovation Forum at Wellington's Wharewaka Function Centre this morning.

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TLC case study – sharing community renewable energy
News | 03 Jul, 2023

In a great example of how advances in technology can benefit communities, the environment and electricity networks, The Lines Company (TLC) has been trialling innovative peer-to-peer technology to share the benefits of solar generation in Mōkau on the southern Waikato coast.

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Minister speaks on industry challenges
News | 29 Jun, 2023

Minister of Energy and Resources Dr Megan Woods was interviewed at reasonable length on challenges facing the electricity distribution sector by Kathryn Ryan of Nine To Noon on Thursday 29 June.

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Alpine Energy enables electrification and decarbonisation at WoolWorks
News | 20 Jun, 2023

A successful decarbonisation collaboration between Alpine Energy and WoolWorks has achieved electrification of the latter's Canterbury wool-scouring site. Please visit ENA's dedicated Powering up for change website to view a case study outlining the significant benefits achieved through this sustainable initiative.

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WACC 65th percentile call surprises
News | 14 Jun, 2023

ENA is surprised by the Commerce Commission's draft Input Methodologies decision to set the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) at the 65th percentile. At first glance, this could have a severely-limiting impact on the sector's capability to fund the vital transition to an electrified economy.

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ENA welcomes electricity sector funding
News | 17 May, 2023

Electricity Networks Aotearoa (ENA) has welcomed Government funding earmarked for the electricity sector in the 2023 Budget.

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EDBs working to accelerate EV charging station rollout
News | 14 May, 2023

Last week ENA and Drive Electric jointly hosted a workshop to discuss the challenges associated with ramping up installation of public charging stations for EVs across the country. The workshop was well attended by representatives of both the electricity distribution sector and EV charging providers.

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