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Notice Title

Electricity Industry (Exemption No. 250 (Trustpower Limited)) Exemption Notice 2016

Under section 11 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010 (“Act”), the Electricity Authority gives the following notice.


1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice is the Electricity Industry (Exemption No. 250 (Trustpower Limited)) Exemption Notice 2016.

(2) This notice comes into force on the day after the date it is notified in the New Zealand Gazette.

2. Exemption—(1) Trustpower Limited (“Trustpower”) is exempted from complying with the obligation in clause 10.14(2)(b) of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 (“Code”) not to treat predictable load, expected to exceed 6,000kWh in any 12 month rolling period, as unmetered load.

(2) This exemption applies only to installation control points (“ICPs”) 0007146031RN859, 0007146032RN499, 0007146034RN516, 00007146035RN953, and 0007146036RN593.

3. Term—This exemption expires on the earlier of:

  1. the close of 31 December 2026;
  2. the date when Trustpower is no longer recorded in the registry as being the trader for any of the five ICPs; and
  3. the date when all of the five ICPs are metered.

4. Reasons for granting the exemption—The reasons for granting this exemption are:

  1. Trustpower would incur unreasonable costs to retrofit metering, which would deliver no benefit to the consumer;
  2. reconciling as unmetered load will have no material impact on submission accuracy as the load is predictable and of a type approved by the Authority;
  3. the exemption will have no impact on any other participant or service provider and will not affect any other Code provision; and
  4. granting the requested exemption meets the requirements in section 11(2) of the Act.

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of January 2017.

For and on behalf of the Electricity Authority:
Hon ROGER SOWRY, onzm, Member, Electricity Authority.