Articles tagged electricity

The Government’s part-ownership of three of the country’s biggest electricity generators makes it a major beneficiary of the over-pricing in the retailer power market, industry executives and regulators heard on Thursday. Gavin Evans reports.

Dairy factories mostly use coal to power the boilers needed to dry milk into powder. Synlait is taking the plunge to install an electricity-powered boiler. It will be the first of many. Gavin Evans explains why that matters.

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It seems this dry winter has been both a blessing and a curse for Contact Energy. It lost revenues because its dams couldn't generate power, but it won customers from those retailers who passed on this winter's more than doubling of wholesale prices.

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my weekend column on whether Flick Electric could use new technology and raw market signals to 'do a Trade Me' to the electricity industry.