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


2018/19 Electricity Authority Annual Report

The report covers the Authority's key achievements and provides detailed reports on its financial and non-financial performance.

The report has been tabled in Parliament and published in accordance with the Crown Entities Act 2004.

A PDF version of the Annual Report is available on our website.
Read Annual Report

Market indicators and trends review

The Authority monitors a range of market indicators to keep an overview of the electricity market, and to track long term trends. We are going to start proactively releasing our monitoring reviews to give participants additional information on topics and trends.

We are reviewing the way we publish market information and we will be improving the content and availability in the near future.     
Read 2019 Market indicators and trends review 

TPM issues paper – cross-submissions

On 2 October 2019 the Authority published the submissions received on the 2019 TPM issues paper. They are available on the Authority’s website here. We aim to publish all submissions in a timely manner. If you can’t find your submission on our website please get in touch by email to

As mentioned in last week’s Market Brief there is now an opportunity for stakeholders to make cross-submissions until 5.00pm Thursday, 31 October 2019. 

The Issues Paper and information on making cross-submissions are available here. We note that the purpose of this cross-submissions process is to allow participants to respond to issues raised in submissions. 

We will also publish all cross-submissions on the Authority’s website. If you consider the Authority should not publish any part of your cross-submission, please clearly indicate which information should not be published, explain why, and provide a version of your cross-submission that can be published for the Authority’s consideration.

Please note all submissions and cross-submissions received, including any parts that are not published, can be requested and may be released under the Official Information Act 1982. 

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Release of the review of distributors

We have published a review of distributors. The review is aimed at understanding how distributors are responding to technological change, and how they plan to respond in the future. It compares the sector with other sectors in New Zealand and internationally. The report also looks at driving forces and barriers to innovation.
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ASX Industry Training Day November 2019

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is hosting an Industry Training Day in Wellington on Friday, 8 November 2019. Attendees will increase their understanding of the New Zealand electricity market, including ASX electricity derivatives and the important role they play in the market. 

Training will be provided on the full suite of ASX New Zealand energy derivative products, their specifications and characteristics/risk profile, as well as how they are typically used in relation to the underlying electricity physical market.

Further information and registration details are on the event’s webpage.
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Current consultations

Default Distributor Agreement consultation paper 

Ending: 15/10/2019 5pm

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Transmission Pricing Methodology: 2019 Issues Paper – cross-submissions 

Ending: 31/10/2019 5pm

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Code Review Programme September 2019 

Ending: 05/11/2019 5pm

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Consultation calendar

View our high-level consultation calendar
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