Energy

EA presses on with power transmission cost reform

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 12 Apr 2022

EA presses on with power transmission cost reform
Who pays for transmission costs has been the subject of bitter and litigious debate. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 12 Apr 2022
The Electricity Authority has confirmed it will proceed with reform of how the sector’s transmission costs are divided in the latest stage of what is a controversial and litigious process with big winners and losers in terms of power costs.Transpower and the sector regulator have been working for years on recalculating what is known as the transmission pricing methodology (TPM). This decides who pays for about $800 million in the annual cost of running the national transmission grid.The grid transports electricity across 12,000 kilometres...

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