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New investigation into alleged breach by Counties Energy

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The Electricity Authority has started an investigation into an alleged breach of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (Code) by Counties Energy Limited.

Awhitu Windfarms Limited reported that Counties Energy may have breached clause 23(2) of Schedule 6.1 of the Code on 24 March 2020.

The alleged breach concerns a distributed generator’s dealings with a connected distributor. As such, we do not consider any other participants to be affected by the discrete matter being investigated. However, any participant that does consider itself affected, and wishes to become a party to this investigation, should notify our investigator within 10 working days from today (the investigation notice publish date).

Our investigator can be contacted by email to compliance@ea.govt.nz, citing reference 2006CPOW1 in the subject line.

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