29 Jan 2011

Electricity customers shed by Contact Energy

5:59 am on 29 January 2011

Contact Energy shed 3000 electricity customers during December, but its gas and LPG customer numbers held steady.

The company had 464,000 electricity customers at the end of the December - 14,000 fewer than at the same period last year.

Total generation rose 0.5% to 851 gigawatt hours during the month. The national average electricity price rose slightly to $156.09 per mega watt hour.

The company says storage levels are above average in both the North and South Islands.