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NZ joins future of energy with battery facility launch
The Mercury commissioned Tesla Powerpack battery facility has been launched today as a step in the grid-connected energy storage project.
Despite data centre surge, Dutch minister says no shortage of power
The minister of economic affairs has rubbished a Dutch Datacentre Association report that warns the country has an imminent power shortage.
ComCom seeks to understand how electricity firms plan to harness emerging tech
NZ Commerce Commission probes electric distributors' tech readiness.
Telco market: ComCom sums up the biggest moves of 2017
Commerce Commission reveals surge in fixed wireless and IoT networks in 2017 telecoms report.
Tesla helps Kiwi company with mission of energy freedom
Mercury teams with Tesla for NZ grid-scale battery trial.
AI takes control of Auckland’s power grid, that’s not scary at all
The mDERMS programme uses the latest technology to better monitor, analyse, and control Auckland’s energy network...
Internet of Energy: Vector uses AI to democratise energy for Aucklanders
Vector partners with mPrest to develop an AI system to manage Auckland's electricity network and meet the city's evolving energy needs.
NEC, SMUD and SpaceTime announce new partnership to drive innovation
NEC, SMUD and SpaceTime Insight team up to offer smart energy solutions for electric power companies globally.
Green Party comes out guns blazing, promising a carbon neutral NZ
The Green Party says that New Zealand has been held back from embracing clean economic opportunities, they plan on changing that...
Greenpeace calls for an overhaul of the New Zealand electricity industry
Greenpeace calls for overhaul of electricity industry after Solarcity's complaint against solar tax is dismissed in court.
ENGIE and Electric Vine Industries partner to power villages in Papua
ENGIE has sealed a partnership with Electric Vine Industries (EVI) with the aim to bring energy to 3,000 villages in Papua over 20 years.
NZ power companies ignoring Solar tech, consumers pay the price
Emerging technologies in the electricity and transport sectors are being stifled by outdated policies and signals from power companies, says SEANZ.
Vocus eyes aggressive channel expansion for Commander business
Vocus Communications’ Commander business is launching a new assault on the channel, with plans to double its partner base this year.
Drive an electric vehicle? Spark NZ has got your back
Spark has converted phone boxes near Auckland into EV chargers, or 'Spark Plugs' WHERE id = to combat range anxiety.
Flick Electric: Disrupting the retail energy industry with price transparency and great service
Flick disrupts power industry with customer-centric approach, offering electricity at wholesale spot price plus commission.
Philips launches new LED lights
Lighting may only account for around 8% of your electricity bill, but it can still play a part in reducing the amount of electricity you consume.
Vector chair Stiassny calls for regulatory change to incentivise electricity innovation
Michael Stiassny, chairman of Auckland lines company Vector, says current regulation doesn't incentivise the electricity sector to foster new technolo.
Bridges pushes NZ as 'most ready in the world' for electric cars
Transport and Energy Minister Simon Bridges has officials investigating ways to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles, although is ruling out inc.
Geothermal exit, dry weather wallop Mighty River earnings
Electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power declared a massive drop in earnings for the six months to Dec.
Trustpower committed to Australian renewables projects
Tauranga-based electricity company Trustpower says it remains committed to its renewable energy projects in Australia, in spite of the uncertainty.
Vector cleared to buy Meridian's Arc metering business
Vector, the Auckland electricity and telecommunications lines company, has been cleared to by Meridian Energy's Arc Innovations metering business.
Vector completes 150km fibre loop
A 150 kilometre fibre-optic network, linking 14 Auckland substations, has been completed.
Can cloud computing be a trading commodity?
Traders that bought into the Dot Com bust are now looking at cloud computing as a new commodity, says one analyst.