15 Apr 2013

Hydro storage shrinking

6:40 pm on 15 April 2013

Contact Energy says hydro storage in both the North and South Islands continues to suffer from drought conditions.

South Island storage stood at 75% by 11 April, down from 95% at the end of February.

North Island storage dropped to 43% from 73%.

Contact's customer numbers also continue to trend lower, standing at 441,500 at March 31. It lost 1500 customers in March and 2500 in the year ended March.