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Meridian Given Environment Court Nod On Wind Farm

Meridian Given Environment Court Nod On Wind Farm
Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Meridian Energy can proceed with a central North Island wind farm, following an Environment Court ruling.

Govt Set To Level The Playing Field In Electricity Generation

Govt Set To Level The Playing Field In Electricity Generation
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Government is set to ride roughshod over the jewel in its energy crown, Meridian Energy, by stripping it of two key hydro-electricity stations at the head of the Waitaki River, and handing them over to government-owned rival Genesis Energy.

Govt Shakes Up Electricity Sector

Govt Shakes Up Electricity Sector
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Government will introduce tomorrow law changes to force state-owned electricity generators to exchange assets in a bid to improve competiton in the sector.

Meridian Buys Solar Plant In Usa As It Eyes Sun Power For NZ

Meridian Buys Solar Plant In Usa As It Eyes Sun Power For NZ
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Meridian Energy Ltd has bought an American solar power plant being built to supply Californian consumers.

Trust Power Calls For Partial Privatisation Of SOEs

Trust Power Calls For Partial Privatisation Of SOEs
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - TrustPower Ltd today called for the partial privatisation of state-owned power companies to improve the security of electricity supply.

Environmental Effects Not Enough To Rule Out Grid Upgrade

Environmental Effects Not Enough To Rule Out Grid Upgrade
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Transpower's $824 million North Island power grid upgrade will cause adverse effects to the Waikato landscape but they are not enough to outweigh the benefit of the project, a board of inquiry said today.

Board Approves Upper North Island Power Grid Upgrade

Board Approves Upper North Island Power Grid Upgrade
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - A board of inquiry has approved Transpower's proposal to build a new transmission line between South Waikato and Auckland in a draft decision.

Pulse Utilities Launches Consumer Retail Brand

Pulse Utilities Launches Consumer Retail Brand
Wellington, May 15 NZPA - Power metering and supply company Pulse Utilities is launching its consumer retail brand, with the aim of 25,000 installations within two years and 65,000 within four.

Former Nat Deputy Leader Appointed To Electricity Commission

Former Nat Deputy Leader Appointed To Electricity Commission
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Former National Party deputy leader Roger Sowry has been appointed to the board of the Electricity Commission. Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee said Mr Sowry had been appointed for a three-year term.

Meridian Reports Interim Loss After Unrealised Charges

Wellington, March 13 NZPA - Energy company Meridian has reported an interim loss of $20.5 million care of two large unrealised charges. The underlying profit before the charges of $85m in the six months to December 31 was down from $99.9m in the same period last year.

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