We are the kaitiaki of electricity

New Zealand's electricity regulator

Submissions published: comparison and switching consultation

The Electricity Authority would like to thank everyone who made a submission to our consultation paper Options to support consumer plan comparison and switch…

Electricity Authority hosts successful auditors forum

The Electricity Authority recently hosted a successful auditors forum as part of its industry training programme. Auditors are appointed by the Authority to re…

Updated guidelines on Code exemptions to support industry trials

Some new ideas or innovations can’t be trialled within the existing regulatory environment, and a temporary exemption from rules in the Electricity Industry Pa…

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Code amendment omnibus

Consulting on amendments to the Electricity Industry Participation Code.

Have your say

Submissions open until 4 June 2024

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Code review programme

Code review programmes address various themes or issues that arise in the Code.

Commercial market making

Making the electricity futures market more efficient.


Setting and enforcing the Code

We set the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 - it's the rules that governs nearly every aspect of New Zealand's electricity industry.

It's each industry participant’s responsibility to comply with industry regulations and the Code, but we're here to support and advise.

We monitor and enforce the rules so that participants operate on a level playing field and consumers are treated fairly.

About the Code

Did you know we publish weekly trading conduct reports?

You can learn what happened in the wholesale market and see if any trading periods have been highlighted for further analysis.