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13 August 2019
Welcome to Market Brief, the Electricity Authority’s weekly update on regulatory and market developments.


Final work programme report for 2018/19

We have published our final work programme report for the 2018/19 year. Our work programme covers all of our significant projects for the year, and we publish four-monthly reports on progress.
Read final work programme report

Distribution pricing: Practice note and pricing scorecards

We are releasing a practice note to help distributors and the general public interpret the Distribution Pricing Principles the Authority published on 10 June 2019. The principles seek to encourage efficient use of distribution networks. Efficient use of distribution networks will support the transition to a low-emissions economy at the least cost to consumers. The Distribution Pricing Principles also align with the Authority’s effort to promote efficient use of the transmission grid.

We have also published a document describing pricing scorecards that we will use to assess distributors’ pricing methodologies and plans. The scorecards are a basis for regular, constructive engagement with distributors on their price reform aspirations, efforts, and roadblocks.

We will update the practice note and scorecards from time-to-time to reflect evolving practice, external feedback and the Authority’s monitoring.

Read practice note and scorecards

Beginner registry user training – expressions of interest sought

The Authority is considering running a training course for registry users in Wellington on 25 and 26 September 2019 and Auckland on 23 and 24 October 2019.    

The course is suitable for new registry users and participants wanting to gain knowledge of how the registry and associated processes work. Attendees will engage in hands-on exercises and will receive practical experience in:
  • the operation of the registry
  • the lifecycle of an ICP, including the registry roles of distributor, trader, and metering equipment provider.
We need to set up individual workstations for registry access, so total attendance numbers are limited. Numbers may also be limited by organisation and relevance of the training to the individual.

If you are interested in attending the course, please email your name, contact details, and preferred location to by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 with ‘registry training’ in the subject line. Please do not book flights and accommodation until you have received confirmation of attendance.

Current consultations

CLOSING TODAY: Draft determinations of the causers of the 13 and 14 December 2018 under-frequency events

Ending: 13/08/2019 5pm

Read more

Recommending class exemptions for specified meter owners and small scale distributed generators

Ending: 03/09/2019 5pm

Read more

Transmission pricing methodology: 2019 Issues Paper

Ending: 01/10/2019 5pm

Read more

Consultation calendar

View our high-level consultation calendar
Level 7, Harbour Tower, 2 Hunter Street, PO Box 10041, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
Tel: + 64 4 460 8860   Email:
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