A beneficiaries-pay approach to transmission charging is in operation in several parts of the United States. To help inform its understanding of the workability of a beneficiaries-pay approach, Electricity Authority representatives went on a study tour with Commerce Commission and Transpower representatives to parts of the United States in March 2018.

The group met with representatives of the New York ISO (NYISO), the New York Department of Public Service (DPS), the Midcontinent ISO (MISO), PJM Interconnection (PJM) and with Professor William Hogan of Harvard University.

This joint report from the representatives to the Electricity Authority Board presents the information gathered from these meetings.