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Electricity Authority clears Mercury contract

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko has cleared a draft contract between Mercury and New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter. Mercury sought clearance from the Auth…

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…

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 …

Improving electricity consumer protections and choice

The Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko has decided to mandate the Consumer Care Guidelines to improve protections for consumers. This decision follows our cons…

Uplift in new renewable electricity generation projects

A report commissioned by the Electricity Authority Te Mana Hiko shows the amount of new renewable electricity generation that has been committed has almost dou…

New Chair for Electricity Authority

Anna Kominik has been appointed the new Chair of the Electricity Authority. Ms Kominik has been appointed for a five-year term which commences on 13 July 2023.…

Electricity industry works together to prepare for winter

The electricity industry is better prepared to meet the challenges of managing potential supply issues during winter peaks after the implementation of initiati…

Electricity Authority approves Meridian clearance application

The Electricity Authority has today approved a clearance application relating to a new demand response agreement between Meridian Energy and New Zealand’s Alum…

Electricity Authority notes decision on Code breaches by retailer

The Electricity Authority has noted a Rulings Panel decision published today which found electricity retailer Ecotricity breached the Electricity Industry Part…

Electricity Authority confirms actions to promote competition in the wholesale market

The Electricity Authority has today confirmed the actions it will take to constrain the exercise of market power and encourage investment in renewable generati…

Electricity Authority notes decision on 9 August 2021 Code breaches

The Electricity Authority has noted a Rulings Panel decision published today which found Transpower New Zealand Limited, as the system operator, breached the E…

Options chosen to better manage peak electricity demand this winter

The Electricity Authority has decided what options it will progress to better manage potential supply issues during periods of peak electricity demand this win…

Two appointments to the Electricity Authority

The appointment of two new members to the Electricity Authority has today been announced by Board Chair Nicki Crauford.

Electricity Authority removes requirement for distributors to make payments for avoided cost of transmission

The Electricity Authority is removing the requirement for distributors to make avoided cost of transmission (ACOT) payments to certain pre-2017 distributed gen…

Sarah Gillies appointed Chief Executive of the Electricity Authority

Electricity Authority Chair Dr Nicki Crauford is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sarah Gillies as Chief Executive of the Electricity Authority, follo…