/webcast Contact Energy (‘Contact’) has released its interim financial results for the six months to 31 December 2021, showing a 72 per cent increase in statutory profit off the back of a strong hydro generation period and increased sales to fuel-constrained competitors.

The company is investing in line with its strategy to lead New Zealand’s decarbonisation efforts, with long-term power purchase agreements, geothermal projects, wind projects, and tree planting initiatives.

Interim cash dividend of 14 cents per share will be paid on 30 March 2022.

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