About the registry
The registry currently holds information on around two million installation connection points (ICPs) in New Zealand and supports hundreds of thousands of consumers switching every year.
These connections are called installation control points (ICPs). Each ICP has a unique identifier. Various participants are required to enter information into the registry about the ICP:
- Distributors create the ICP and enter information about the network connection of the ICP (such as the GXP, address, loss factors etc.)
- MEPs enter information about the metering located at the ICP (such as meter serial number(s), AMI status, register content codes etc.)
- Retailers enter information about the reconciliation process at the ICP (such as the retailers participant ID, reconciliation type, profile etc.)
The registry facilitates the exchange of information between retailers, metering equipment providers and distributors to manage reconciliation, invoicing and switching processes. The registry also manages the switching process.
Part 11 of the Code details the management of information held by the registry and outlines the process for switching ICPs between retailers, metering equipment providers and distributors.
The registry provides next day notification of any changes made to registry information to registry users affected by the change, for instance the registry notifies a retailer if one of its ICPs has switched suppliers.
The registry manager is responsible for maintaining the registry.
Registry questionnaire on RESTful web services
We would like your feedback on how a RESTful web services interface would be used, and any specific requirements that would benefit you.
Currently, the registry has a SOAP based web service which functions reliably, but is not used by all participants. Participants need to employ specialists to develop SOAP connectors between the registry and their back-office systems, which could increase the cost due to custom development required per system. It also means changes to the interface may require further software development on the part of participants.
Most modern tools, such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Graphic Information Systems (GIS), asset management, and workflow/work tracking systems, base a lot of their operation around REST. A number of these tools have out-of-the-box functionality which reduces the need for participants to employ specialists.
As registry users, we would like your feedback as to how a RESTful web services interface would be used, and any specific requirements that would benefit you. The questionnaire will close on 2 April 2019.
Information for registry users
We remind registry users that the changes to the password standards were implemented on 10 July 2017. To help if you have issues with your registry passwords, we have issued a memo regarding the recent password standards changes.
Last updated: 17th July 2017
Last updated: 2nd February 2017
Last updated: 11th November 2016
This memo contains guidance on how to use the new registry fields introduced on 19 August 2013. The fields covered are ANZSIC codes, nameplate capacity, generation fuel type, initial energisation date, and GPS coordinates.
Last updated: 18th August 2016
Last updated: 20th August 2016
For participants using both FTP and SFTP for the electricity registry.
Last updated: 17th August 2016
For all participants using FTP only
Last updated: 17th August 2016
If you have questions or want more information email our market operations team.