NZ’s 79% renewable electricity generation

The March edition of the excellent New Zealand Energy Quarterly is out. Here are the top 3 findings from my perspective. 1: NZ electricity was 79% from renewable sources last quarter. While this share will drop as winter kicks in and the more expensive forms of power increase in use to deliver the demand, it’s …

Powershop lowers switching costs – and that is good

A while back Ari from Powershop gave me, and a few others, a demonstration of Powershop – a new way to buy electricity. It’s pretty cool – you can choose which supplier you buy your units from each time you buy. I loved the idea. It reduces the pain and cost of switching from one …