Articles tagged Trustpower

When Auckland's big power pylons first went up they were over green fields. Planners hadn't anticipated that 70 or so years later development would be so intense that high voltage lines would be humming over homes - to the extent that the legs of pylons have been used as retaining walls. Now Transpower is trying to anticipate future problems.

This chart (prepared by PwC for the Electricity Networks Association in May 2013) attempts to unravel the proportions of electricity charges related to lines distribution charges, electricity generation costs, network transmission costs and GST.

The Electricity Authority (EA) has signalled that as many as nine new electricity retailers could enter the market, which it said was a sign the market was competitive and barriers to entry were not too high.