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Electricity Price Review: Options paper

Published: 20 Feb 2019

This paper sets out 41 possible solutions to address problems the review discussed in its first report. It was developed as part of the review’s second phase of work. The options contained in the paper were tested with the sector, and helped shaped the review’s final recommendations to Government. It contains early ideas to: strengthen the consumer voice; address energy hardship; increase retail competition; reinforce wholesale market competition; improve transmission and distribution; improve the regulatory system; and preparing for a low-carbon future.

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PDF, 461KB, 39 pages

Electricity Price Review: first report for discussion

Published: 30 Aug 2018

This report contains the findings of review panel’s first phase of work, examining the state of New Zealand’s electricity sector. It explores competition and efficiency, reliability, fairness and affordability. It also considers environmental sustainability, the shift to renewable energy, and the impact of innovations on technology. The report was published to stimulate public discussion about the electricity sector during the first phase of the review.

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PDF, 1.4MB, 87 pages

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Energy

Electricity Price Review: First report - technical paper

Published: 7 Sep 2018

This paper is a companion to the review’s first report. It includes a technical discussion on: Pricing analysis comparing wholesale electricity prices against the cost of building new power stations; the financial performance of generators and retailers, and whether they have been making excessive profits; analysis of allocation of distribution costs between businesses and residential consumers; and technological advances in the sector, including case studies on hydrogen fuel cells, large scale batteries, electric vehicle recharging technology, and technology for managing electricity network costs.

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PDF, 473KB, 20 pages

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Energy

Electricity Price Review analysis of retail billing data

Published: 15 Oct 2018

This paper is a companion to the review’s first report. It contains an analysis of 50 million individual power bills provided by New Zealand’s nine largest retailers. It explores average bills; differences across socio-economic groups; savings available to customers from switching to cheaper offers; pre-pay compared to standard (post-pay) supply terms; and the effect of low fixed charge regulations.

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PDF, 710KB, 30 pages

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Energy