Energy

The Minister for Energy is proactively releasing the titles of documents received from MBIE.

The following lists are as accurate as possible at the time of publishing and may be updated or added to. This list includes papers received from the Minister’s reporting agency where the Minister is the main recipient. Papers received from other agencies, or where a paper has been referred to the Minister by another Minister, are not included in this list.

Titles of Appointment and Honours Committee (APH) briefings and briefings that accompany responses to Official Information Act requests to the Minister are not included in this list.

Some information has been withheld for the following reasons:

  • National security or defence
  • Commercial information
  • Confidentiality
  • Likely otherwise to damage the public interest
  • Confidential advice to Government
  • Free and frank expression of opinion
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Negotiations

April 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-2799 Visit to Marsden Point* 2 April MBIE
n/a Slides for discussion – Electricity affordability – Why prices are rising and levers to mitigate the impacts on bills 2 April MBIE
2324-2762 Introductory Meeting Between Minister Brown and EU Ambassador Lawrence Meredith 3 April MBIE
2324-2822 Meeting with Helios 3 April MBIE
2324-1972 Application for electricity operator status: Maungaturoto Solar Farm Project LP 4 April MBIE
2324-2713 2024.04.08 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EECA fortnightly report & EA security of supply update) 5 April MBIE
2324-2581 Minister for Energy meeting with Utilities Disputes Limited 9 April MBIE
2324-2686 Further amendments to the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 10 April MBIE
2324-2715 2024.04.15 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EA fortnightly report) 12 April MBIE
2324-2591 Meeting with the Commerce Commission 15 April MBIE
2324-2845 Meeting with Jarden, ACC and Harbour Asset Management 15 April MBIE
2324-2928 Meeting with Methanex 15 April MBIE
N/A A3 - Ensuring Security of Supply – Possible actions (tabled during Officials meeting with Minister) 15 April MBIE
2324-2606 Gas Industry Company Statement of Intent and Levy Recommendation 2024/25 16 April MBIE
2324-2979 Meetings with the Gentailers 16 April MBIE
2324-2578 Title withheld: Confidential advice to government 17 April MBIE
2324-3041 Commerce Act mergers regime 17 April MBIE
2324-2981 Proactive Release of Energy Paper titles – March 2024 17 April MBIE
2324-2045 2023/24 Supplementary and 2024/25 Main Estimates – Vote BSI- Energy 18 April MBIE
2324-2180 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 18 April MBIE
2324-0741 Offshore renewable energy – Interaction with environmental consents 18 April MBIE
2324-2949 2024.04.22 Fortnightly Report – Associate Energy Portfolio* 19 April MBIE
2324-2735 Meeting with Hiringa Energy and attendance at hydrogen refuelling station opening 19 April MBIE
2324-3056 Meeting with the Gas Industry Company on 23 April 2024 19 April MBIE
2324-2717 2024.04.22 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EECA fortnightly report & EA security of supply update) 19 April MBIE
2324-3038 Dinner with Channel Infrastructure NZ Board 22 April MBIE
2324-2761 Electricity Networks Aotearoa (ENA) and Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) Networking Event 24 April MBIE
2324-2818 Proposed scope for the mid-point review of the phase-out of the Low Fixed Charge regulations 24 April MBIE
2324-3080 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 24 April MBIE
2324-2977 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 24 April MBIE
2324-3090 Commerce Commission’s WACC methodology 26 April MBIE
2324-2716 2024.04.29 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EA fortnightly report) 26 April MBIE
2324-3124 Minister for Energy meeting with Jonathan Young (Ara Ake) 29 April MBIE

*Documents sent to the Associate Minister for Energy

March 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-2096 Offshore renewable energy: regime design and next steps for Cabinet decisions 1 March MBIE
2324-2215 Aide Memoire Kiwi Solar Farms 1 March MBIE
2324-2264 2024.03.04 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EA fortnightly report) 1 March MBIE
2324-2339 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 1 March MBIE
2324-2421 ETS Ministers Meeting – 6 March 2024 5 March MBIE
2324-2265 2024.03.11 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EECA fortnightly report) 8 March MBIE
2324-2387 Electricity Authority decision to investigate a possible undesirable trading situation (UTS) relating to 9 August 2021 following the recent High Court decision 8 March MBIE
2324-2448 Proactive release of Cabinet paper Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Amendment Regulations 2024 8 March MBIE
2324-2516 Electricity Authority’s 2024/25 Levy Funding 11 March MBIE
2324-2236 Meeting with Mitsui 12 March MBIE
2324-2268 Meeting with Gareth Cartwright from Community Energy Network 12 March MBIE
2324-2278 Minster for Energy and Transport Meeting with Fonterra 12 March MBIE
2324-2460 Meeting with ExxonMobil Thursday, 14 March 2024 12 March MBIE
2324-2467 Meeting with Paul Coster, EVA – March 2024 12 March MBIE
2223-3808 Regulatory Systems Amendment Bill No.3- Electricity Act 1992 and Gas Act 1992 Amendments 12 March MBIE
2324-2549 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 13 March MBIE
2324-2546 Taranaki Offshore Renewable Energy Forum 14 March MBIE
2324-2239 Meeting with Iwi on Offshore Renewables 15 March MBIE
2324-2245 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 15 March MBIE
2324-2266 2024.03.18 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EA fortnightly report) 15 March MBIE
2324-2513 Offshore renewables – Alignment with the Fast Track Approvals Bill 15 March MBIE
2324-2377 Meeting with Transpower CE and Management 18 March MBIE
2324-2463 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 19 March MBIE
2324-2385 Fuel Security Study and Plan: Scope and timeframes 20 March MBIE
2324-2424 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 20 March MBIE
2324-2558 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 21 March MBIE
2324-2616 Meeting with Mobil Monday, 25 March 2024* 21 March MBIE
2324-2313 Emissions Reduction Plan 2 – Energy content for consultation 22 March MBIE
2324-2267 2024.03.25 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EECA fortnightly report) 22 March MBIE
2324-2393 Approval for PCO to draft the Gas (Levy of Industry Participants) Regulations 2024 22 March MBIE
2324-2683 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 22 March MBIE
2324-2587 Meeting with Contact Energy Chief Executive* 22 March MBIE
2324-2653 Advice on fuel security issues raised in Ministerial correspondence* 22 March MBIE
2324-2611 Next steps for reserve diesel 25 March MBIE
2324-2349 Submissions on draft Fuel Industry (Fuel Resilience) Amendment Regulations and next steps 26 March MBIE
2324-2534 Meeting with Major Gas User Group, 28 March 2024 26 March MBIE
2324-1976 Next steps for the carbon capture, utilisation and storage workstream 27 March MBIE
2324-2290 Six-monthly Performance Report to Ministers, July-December 2023: Energy Portfolio 27 March MBIE
2324-2576 Meeting with Flick Electric CEO and Regulatory Advisor 27 March MBIE
2324-2604 Speak: Electricity CEO Forum* 27 March MBIE
2324-2363 Meeting with Energy Networks Aotearoa CEO and Deputy Chair 28 March MBIE
2324-2428 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 28 March MBIE
2324-2575 Further advice on renewable export value capture 28 March MBIE
2324-2714 2024.04.02 Weekly Report - Energy Portfolio (includes EA security of supply update and EA fortnightly report) 28 March MBIE

*Documents sent to the Associate Minister for Energy

February 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-1585 Whether to proceed with an Energy Emissions Reporting Scheme  1 February MBIE
2324-1868 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government  2 February MBIE
2324-1541 Offshore renewable energy: Timing and design of permitting regime  2 February MBIE
2324-1746 Approval to present documents to the House 2 February MBIE
2324-1766 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government  2 February MBIE
2324-1775 2024.02.05 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio  2 February MBIE
2324-1832 Proposed gas work programme  2 February MBIE
2324-1800 Fast Track Consenting – Decisions for delegated Ministers, Briefing one  5 February MBIE
2324-1901 Meeting with Parkwind – 8 February 2024  5 February MBIE
2324-1536 2024/25 Letter of Expectations for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority  7 February MBIE
2324-1547 EV Smart Charging and Modernising the Energy Efficiency Regulatory Regime  7 February MBIE
2324-1903 Meeting with OJI Fibre Solutions 7 February MBIE
2324-1595 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government  8 February MBIE
2324-1636 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government  9 February MBIE
2324-1731 Hydrogen  9 February MBIE
2324-1776 2024.02.12 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio  9 February MBIE
2324-1826 Meeting with ENA Board  9 February MBIE
2324-1922 Meeting with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)  9 February MBIE
2324-1951 Funding grant for Rakiura Stewart Island renewable electricity generation feasibility study  9 February MBIE
2324-1918 Meeting with NZ Steel  9 February MBIE
2324-1981 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 12 February MBIE
2324-1621 Joint Ministers Breakfast with Energy Resources Aotearoa–15 February 2024 12 February MBIE
2324-2028 Meeting with Major Electricity Users’ Group – February 2024  13 February MBIE
2324-2019 Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Amendment Regulations 2024 – Talking points for Cabinet Legislation Committee and material to make amendments and publish decision 13 February MBIE
2324-1940 Meeting with Mobil – 15 February 2024  13 February MBIE
2324-1669 Levy funded appropriation requests – Electricity Authority and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority 14 February MBIE
2324-2098 Fast track consenting bill – Policy decisions Tranche 2A  14 February MBIE
2324-0975 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 15 February MBIE
2324-1716 Household electricity costs and expected drivers of near-term prices increases 15 February MBIE
2324-1792 Implementation of the Electrify NZ work programme 15 February MBIE
2324-1977 Policy decisions on the NPS-REG and NPS-ET 15 February MBIE
2324-1978 BusinessNZ Energy Council breakfast 15 February MBIE
2324-1979 BusinessNZ Corporate Affairs Conference 15 February MBIE
2324-2102 Advice on SEEC and CREF funding contracts 15 February MBIE
2324-2085 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 15 February MBIE
2324-1777 2024.02.19 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio 16 February MBIE
2324-2131 Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Amendment Regulations 2024: Final gazette notice for your approval 16 February MBIE
2324-2058 Meeting with Manawa Energy 20 February MBIE
2324-2079 Meeting with Stephen Batstone from FlexForum 20 February MBIE
2324-2181 Meeting with Ocean Flyer and Hon Paula Bennett 20 February MBIE
2324-1882 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 21 February MBIE
2324-2203 Further information on legislation bids 22 February MBIE
2324-1763 Bilateral meeting with the Minister of Climate Change 23 February MBIE
2324-1778 2024.02.26 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio 23 February MBIE
2324-2110 Information on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 23 February MBIE
2324-2142 Information to Support Update to Cabinet on Closure of the Lake Onslow Project 24 February MBIE
2324-2284 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 27 February MBIE
2324-1946 Introductory meeting with OMV – 29 February 2024  27 February MBIE
2324-2257 Fast track consenting bill – Inclusion of listed projects 27 February MBIE
2324-2071 Downstream energy sector conference 29 February MBIE

January 2024

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2324-1400 Electricity Operator status application: LET Capital Number 3 Limited partnership 8 January MBIE
2324-0983 Electricity Operator status application: Halo Networks Limited 8 January MBIE
Security of supply A3 link between gas and electricity 11 January MBIE
Note to support Minister Brown's meeting with Neal Barclay, Meridian CEO 11 January MBIE
Note to support Minister Brown's meeting with NZ Super Fund 11 January MBIE
Minister for Energy – Work programme table 11 January MBIE
2324-1500 2024.01.15 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio 12 January MBIE
2324-1567 Further information on industrial allocation 15 January MBIE
Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 16 January MBIE
2324-1059 The role of energy in the second Emissions Reduction Plan 18 January MBIE
2324-1067 Hard-to-Electrify activities 18 January MBIE
2324-1433 Proactive Release of the Briefing to the Incoming Minister for the Energy Portfolio 18 January MBIE
2324-1501 2024.01.22 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio 19 January MBIE
2324-1561 Visit to New Plymouth on 24 January 2024  19 January MBIE
2324-1612 Minister for Energy meeting with Vector 23 January MBIE
2324-1613 Advice on winter 2024 and an overview of the security and reliability work programme across electricity and gas 24 January MBIE
2324-1656 Meeting with Parkwind 26 Jan 2024 24 January MBIE
2324-1662 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 25 January MBIE
2324-1502 2024.01.29 Weekly Report – Energy Portfolio 26 January MBIE
2324-1725 Meeting with Z Energy 30 January MBIE
2324-1713 Meeting with BP New Zealand executives Thursday, 1 February 2024  30 January MBIE
2324-1717 Meeting on the Energy Sector and Government Framework 30 January MBIE
2324-1749 Government Procurement and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) 30 January MBIE
2324-1753 Information on the Ara Ake Multiple Trading Relationship Pilot 30 January MBIE
2324-1771 Title withheld: Confidential advice to Government 30 January MBIE
2324-1720 Meeting with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority 30 January MBIE
2324-1535 2024/25 Letter of Expectations for the Electricity Authority 31 January MBIE
2324-1700 Meeting with Electricity Authority and Gas Industry Company on Security of Supply 31 January MBIE

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Titles of documents the Minister for Energy received from MBIE in 2023.

Last updated: 14 June 2024