Our projects

We're working with the sector on projects to ensure Aotearoa's low-emissions transition happens efficiently, while providing a reliable, secure and resilient electricity supply.

Code review programme

Code review programmes address various themes or issues that arise in the Code.

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Submissions open until 10 October 2023

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Spot market settlement on real-time pricing

Dispatch-based, look-ahead design for real-time pricing to make wholesale spot prices more certain, accurate and efficient.

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Submissions open until 13 October 2023

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Commercial market making

Making the electricity futures market more efficient.

Consumer Care Guidelines

Developing new Consumer Care Guidelines for retailers to better serve consumers.

Distribution pricing

How to speed up distribution pricing reform to realise consumer benefits and facilitate an efficient low-emissions transition.

Financial transmission rights

Helping industry participants manage locational price risk to enable greater competition in the wholesale and retail markets.

Future security and resilience

Ensuring our electricity system remains secure and resilient for New Zealand's low-emissions energy transition.

Improving the accuracy of intermittent generation forecasts

Improving the accuracy and frequency of intermittent generation forecasts in the spot market.

Managing peak winter electricity demand

How to better manage risks to electricity supply during peak demand periods.

Over-the-counter market

Improving the operation and efficiency of the over-the-counter market.

Pricing in a renewables-based electricity system

How price discovery would work for the wholesale electricity market under a renewables-based electricity system.

Registry enhancements

Improvements to the national registry of connection data.