Interconnection asset capability
The framework for the regulation of interconnection asset services and grid configuration is set out in sub-part 6 of Part 12 of the Code.
Interconnection assets are the high voltage alternating current (HVAC) lines that transport electricity around New Zealand.
They're designed to:
- create incentives on Transpower, through enforceable service measures, to provide interconnection assets at the capacity ratings required by designated transmission customers and other grid users
- ensure that Transpower provides information on the capacity of interconnection assets, and their reliability and availability, to enable grid users to monitor the capacity and performance of interconnection assets
- establish processes for the identification of reliability investments and economic investments, and alternatives to such investments, to ensure efficient decision-making on the use of and upgrades to the grid
- specify the circumstances in which Transpower may permanently remove interconnection assets from service or reconfigure the grid.