The inquiry report included a number of recommendations to improve confidence in the reliability of electricity supplies, including that:

  1. Vector Limited (Vector) and Transpower New Zealand Limited (Transpower) submit an implementation plan to the Electricity Authority (Authority) for approval
  2. Vector and Transpower submit progress reports to the Authority every six months until they have completed all actions in the plan.

The implementation plan and progress reports will allow us to monitor progress towards completing the recommended actions for improvement.

The Authority Board approved the plan on 3 February 2016. We have not assessed the adequacy of the actions because Vector and Transpower are responsible for how their networks perform, so they are best placed to decide what actions are necessary to address the recommendations.

Publishing the plan and the progress reports will give the public confidence that Vector and Transpower are addressing the issues identified by the inquiry.