The Authority conducts a regular survey of the New Zealand electricity hedge market to gather information about the scope and operation of the hedge market.

The survey provides guidance on developing initiatives aimed at further enhancing the New Zealand electricity hedge market. The objective is to develop ongoing improvements to the hedge market, and provide liquidity and open access for new entrant generators, retailers and consumers.

The hedge market survey is carried out approximately every two years and has been run in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014. If the Authority undertakes another hedge market survey, it is likely to be in 2019/20.