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Canterbury’s future innovators gear up

13 March 2018

Canterbury region high school students have the chance to design, build and race their own electric vehicles at the 2018 EVolocity competition which launched last night.

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Smarter electricity pricing needed to capture full benefit of electric vehicles

8 March 2018

A report released today gives further weight to the view that New Zealand will need to develop smarter electricity pricing options for consumers charging electric vehicles (EVs) as mass-uptake of the technology occurs.

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High winds affect power network

1 February 2018

Update: 8:20pm

Power has now been restored to more than 2300 customers whose service was disrupted by the high winds in Canterbury this afternoon.

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New “day in the life of Orion” video

26 January 2018

From your morning coffee to late night sports practice, there are some amazing people working together behind the scenes to power our daily lives. 

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Power to be restored in the south

22 January 2018

Orion expects to restore power to all remaining 3,264 customers without power in the Sockburn, Wigram and Hornby areas by 4pm today.

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