The Authority has made some minor changes to its proposed Default Distributor Agreement (DDA), and will be ready to release the DDA proposal for consultation in June. We are, however, conscious of the other demands on stakeholders during this period. This includes the two price-quality path consultations being released by the Commerce Commission at the end of May, and the transmission pricing consultation that we are expecting to release at the end of June. 

We will be discussing this with the Electricity Network Association (ENA) and the Electricity Retailers’ Association (ERANZ) to better understand whether their members would prefer us to consult on the proposed DDA as soon as possible, or to delay consultation.

We welcome any direct feedback you would like to provide to us on this question. Please email your feedback to submissions@ea.govt.nz by 5pm on Friday, 31 May.