Power to the People
Wind Farm Group (Airtricity) and Pioneer Generation have teamed up to bring Ecotricity to you, New Zealands only carboNZero Certified electricity.
Wind Farm Group is a 100% New Zealand owned developer of wind farms in New Zealand and has been in operation since 2003. They are involved in a number of new wind farm developments in the upper North Island. Wind Farm Group is also related to JuicePoint, New Zealand’s largest supplier of electric vehicle chargers.
Pioneer Energy is a 100% community owned generator and retailer of electricity supplying over 3,000 commercial and residential customers throughout New Zealand. Pioneer Energy is a CEMARS certified organisation which supplies Ecotricity with electricity generated from its existing wind farms, hydro dams and solar plant. They also operate carbon neutral landfill biogas plants. Pioneer also provides backup electricity generation for Auckland Hospital, however this generation is not available to Ecotricity.
All profits from Pioneer Energy are either reinvested into the business or returned to the community. Check out Pioneer’s latest community programmes here.
Two new generation plants were constructed in 2014 and 2015 which are now supplying additional, clean, renewable electricity. These include the carbon neutral Omaranui Landfall Biogas Plant and the Flat Hill Wind Farm which was recently completed. More recently in 2016 Pioneer purchased the Aniwhenua hydro-electric dam through it’s Southern Generation partnership further strengthening it’s generation portfolio in the North Island.
Ecotricity is also embarking on the development of a large scale wind farm in the upper north island which will be able to supply even more customers with renewable energy. The more customers who join Ecotricity the closer we get to building new wind farms. Join Ecotricity today.
All up we’re planning on displacing electricity from carbon emitting thermal generators of up to 100 million kilograms of CO2 per year and be able to supply enough power to support a fleet of around 120,000 electric vehicles.