New Zealand’s electricity distribution companies are looking at different ways of charging consumers for the cost of supplying power through their networks.
In a technical discussion paper just released, an Electricity Networks Association working group has considered new pricing options that would better reflect the actual costs of supply to individual consumers in each distribution network.
The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) is deeply concerned about an Inland Revenue draft proposal to tax rebates and discounts returned to customers who are beneficial owners of their lines’ company. Chief executive of the ENA, Graeme Peters, said the ENA will challenge this decision, “which we estimate will remove $24 million in rebates and discounts
The Electricity Authority convened a full day conference involving 168 attendees from distribution companies, retailers, ENA, the Electricity Retailers Association (ERANZ) and other interested parties at Te Papa on 17 August to discuss mechanisms and options for changing distribution pricing. ENA members were well represented and many were strongly