Trustpower will go directly to the public over the proposal to cancel the TECT cheque after TECT declined the local energy company's offer to participate in public drop-in information sessions.
“Trustpower are opposing TECT's proposal due to a lack of transparency, and the recent refusal to have Trustpower represented at TECT's public drop-in sessions does nothing to ease these concerns,” says Trustpower chief executive Vince Hawksworth.
Trustpower will now hold their own public information sessions.
“A lot of discussion has been sparked as a result of TECT's proposal and we want to be a part of these discussions. We are disappointed that TECT won't allow our customers the opportunity to ask questions with both TECT and Trustpower in the same room,” says Vince.
The Trustpower information sessions are open to all Trustpower customers within the eligible TECT cheque boundary.
“There are still a lot of questions about the proposal and a range of other options that should be considered, but TECT aren't telling our customers what those other options are.
“We think our customers deserve better and we want to ensure they're armed with all of the information before they make this important decision.”
The Trustpower public information and Q&A sessions are as follows:
Monday February 19, 10.30am-12.30pm: Trustpower Building, 108 Durham Street, Tauranga
Tuesday February 20, 1pm-3pm: Katikati Baptist Church, 2 Wedgewood Street, Katikati
Wednesday February 21, 5.30pm-7.30pm: Hotel Armitage, 9 Willow Street, Tauranga
Thursday February 22, 10.30am-12.30pm: Te Puke Citizens RSA Club, 179 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
Friday February 23, 10.30am-12.30pm: Trustpower Building, 108 Durham Street, Tauranga
If you are unable to make any of these sessions, but have a group of people interested in hearing more, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a time for a Trustpower representative to come and speak with you.