Tag: Innovation


Hey Minister, the new electricity market is ‘shovel ready’

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Apr 2020

Hey Minister, the new electricity market is ‘shovel ready’

We shouldn’t hobble the future by looking for solutions based on the past. It’s abundantly clear Covid-19 has changed the economic landscape immensely. As we achieve the nations highest priority, our collective health, we now need to look at solving the second issue, our national economic well-being.  The concept of shovel ready projects to stimulate employment and the economy is a sensible one, but this is 2020, and our economy is not based on manufacturing, roading or unskilled labour. We need to continue the promise offered by new technology to improve our lives and the health of the planet. We need to speed up the implementation of those things we...

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Jan 2015

Access to meter data – a good start…

The year has got off to a good start for consumers. The Electricity Authority has just released its decision on giving householders access to their consumption data, which is actually a big deal! The Authority is changing the rules so that; (a) retailers must provide up to 24 months of consumption data if requested by a consumer or the consumer’s agent (b) there must be a process for providing and exchanging consumption data (c) there must be a standard format to exchange consumption data (d) when making consumers’ electricity consumption data available to them, retailers must protect consumers’ privacy.  This is great news for average homeowners who want to know...

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