30 Apr 2010

Electricity customer turnover continues

10:56 am on 30 April 2010

Trustpower says intense competition for households among the power companies is having little effect on its business.

The Tauranga-based energy company says almost 35,000 customers changed suppliers in March, more than double the usual monthly turnover.

Despite signs of higher electricity prices in 2012 and warnings by the Electricity Commission on the need for more generation, Trustpower says any decision to proceed with the 200 MW Mahinerangi wind farm will depend on its cost-effectiveness