Post-covid power sector spending plans 'tone deaf'

Post-covid power sector spending plans 'tone deaf'
Gavin Evans
The country’s energy industry is “tone-deaf” if its response to covid-19 and the loss of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is to consider building new capacity when many households can’t afford their electricity now, First Gas chief executive Paul Goodeve says. The industry had known for years of the challenge many consumers faced paying their bills, yet recent industry decisions showed no recognition of that, he told delegates at the industry’s Downstream Summit in Wellington. The Electricity Authority’s recent decision on transmission p...

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