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Investigation into alleged breach of the Code by South Pacific Energy Limited

On 10 May 2024, the Electricity Authority considered an investigator report into an alleged breach by South Pacific Energy Limited for failure to pay the clear…

Open letter to distributors published

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko is committed to improving distribution pricing to help deliver better outcomes for consumers and help to manage how much…

Submissions published: comparison and switching consultation

The Electricity Authority would like to thank everyone who made a submission to our consultation paper Options to support consumer plan comparison and switch…

Electricity Authority hosts successful auditors forum

The Electricity Authority recently hosted a successful auditors forum as part of its industry training programme. Auditors are appointed by the Authority to re…

Updated guidelines on Code exemptions to support industry trials

Some new ideas or innovations can’t be trialled within the existing regulatory environment, and a temporary exemption from rules in the Electricity Industry Pa…

Industry exercise tests response to electricity shortfall

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Industry Exercise. Control room operators, communications and customer teams came together this month to work throug…

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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 visibility of generation investment

We are working to improve the information available on the pipeline of new developments of renewable generation and large-scale load. As demand for electricity…

Stress test scenarios unchanged

The stress test notice issued in January 2021 remains current and will apply for July to September 2024. There is no change from the previous quarter. The st…

Call for nominations for the Distribution Connection Pricing Technical Group

We’re calling for nominations for members of the newly formed Distribution Connection Pricing Technical Group. This group is being set up to support the develo…

Senior Advisor /Advisor opportunity

We are looking for an Advisor or Senior Advisor to join our Strategy, Planning and Performance team to support the delivery of our planning and accountability …

Registry web API - Updates on participant's systems integration

On 5 June 2024 the registry’s new API production endpoints will be activated. This means the system will move away from the existing XML format to a JSON proto…

How the HVDC balances electricity supply and demand

Electricity supply and demand differ across New Zealand’s two main islands. The South Island has abundant hydro generation, while the North Island is more popu…

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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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Authority seeks views on preliminary UTS decision

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko is seeking feedback on its preliminary decision that an undesirable trading situation arose following a recent High Cour…

Distribution pricing reform next steps

We’ve published an update on the key areas of focus for our work on distribution pricing reform. The paper provides a detailed outline of the direction we are …

Code amendment omnibus #3 consultation

We have released an omnibus consultation paper seeking feedback on two discrete amendments to the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010: Inflation adjus…