Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Law & Regulation

Woods grabs new powers in electricity sector

Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Energy minister Megan Woods will get more power to change electricity regulations under a new bill. (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Law changes to give consumers a greater say in electricity and ministerial powers to rewrite regulations if unhappy with them have been introduced into Parliament.The Electricity Industry Amendment Bill flows from the government’s electricity price review (EPR) in 2018/19 and like some policy processes in the sector has fallen behind schedule, partly due to covid.Among other things, the bill sets up an electricity consumer advocacy agency for households and small businesses, which will be funded from a yet to be set levy.The sector regula...

Use the information you’ve already given Google to create your subscription.

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Primary Sector
Ikea's Ingka Group moves into NZ forestry
Staff reporters | Thu, 16 Sep 2021

Ingka Group is the largest of 12 Ikea franchisees, representing around 90% of total Ikea sales.

Who launches a new music festival in lockdown?
Chris Schulz The Spinoff | Thu, 16 Sep 2021

Delta, alert levels and MIQ stand between Hamish Pinkham and his big new summer festival plans. Will his gamble pay off?

Govt pumps another $7b into covid relief fund
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 16 Sep 2021

NZ outperformed most of its peers in the second quarter and while the third looks dire, the rebound will be strong. 

Demand driven change an easier route to carbon reduction

Taking a demand-driven approach to carbon reduction will naturally bring us into line with government targets.

Kiwi security technology leading the world

Businesses must take advantage of our home-grown, world-leading, internationally-valued cyber defence systems to manage risk.