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Demand-side flexibility survey extended to 8 March

We have extended the deadline for our demand-side flexibility survey until 5 pm next Friday 8 March 2024. Thank you to those who have already submitted their r…

Authority finalises response to MDAG report

The Authority is prioritising completing work on seven of the fifteen recommendations in Tranche 1 and three in Tranche 2 in the Market Development Advisory Gr…

Electricity Authority will investigate possible undesirable trading situation

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko will investigate a possible undesirable trading situation (UTS) relating to 9 August 2021 following a recent High Court …

Message from our Chair, Anna Kominik

Delivery and momentum best describes the Electricity Authority over the past six months. We have welcomed a new Government and Minister, taken stock of our own…

Two new consultations on TPM amendments

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko is seeking feedback on two proposals for amending the Transmission Pricing Methodology and invites interested parties to…

Call for nominations for the Electricity Authority Advisory Group

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko is establishing a new advisory group to help us work more closely and transparently with the sector and consumer interes…

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Wind power sets new records

Several new wind farms connected to the grid and started operating this year – Turitea, Kaiwera Downs and Harapiki. Find out how this has increased capacity and set new records for wind generation.

Improving consultations and the Code amendment process

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko has updated the information about consultations, advisory groups and Code amendment requests in our foundation documents…

Decision on TPM amendment on allocation charges

We’ve decided to amend the transmission pricing methodology to correct an issue identified in late 2023. The amendment will correct an issue with benefit-based…

Decision on 24 January 2023 under-frequency event

In September 2023, the Electricity Authority consulted on its draft determination for an under-frequency event on 24 January 2023. Our final determination is t…

Senior Policy Analyst/Analyst opportunity

We have three opportunities across our Market Policy function (in Wholesale Markets Policy and Retail and Networks Policy) for Senior Policy Analysts or Analys…

Members appointed to the Security and Reliability Council

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko has appointed four members to the Security and Reliability Council. Following a call for nominations and candidate asses…

Update on review of risk management options

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko is progressing our review of risk management options for electricity retailers while continuing to receive responses to …

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All Blacks “demanding” support from home with electric performance at RWC 2023

There was a wave of change as New Zealanders got back on side with the All Blacks as they steadily progressed through each battle to the 2023 Rugby World Cup final. Although the outcome was not the one Kiwis hoped for, their support was evident in demand on Aotearoa’s electricity grid.

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How firming renewables will impact the electricity sector

Aotearoa New Zealand’s electricity system is transforming. More renewable electricity generation, like wind and solar farms, are being built to meet increasing electricity demand and the Government’s renewable energy targets.

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Save the date: industry exercise 1 & 8 May 2024

The Electricity Authority and Transpower are planning an industry exercise of a major power system event on 1 and 8 May 2024. We invite all lines companies and…

Submissions published for Code amendment omnibus #2

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko would like to thank all submitters for taking the time to send us your feedback on our Code amendment omnibus #2 consult…

Feedback sought on the future operation of New Zealand’s power system

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko has opened a consultation looking into the future operation of New Zealand’s power system, and we want your feedback. Ne…