Investigations – open for parties to join

Investigation of alleged breaches of clauses 13.2(1) and 13.225(1)(b) by Genesis Energy Limited

Genesis Energy self-reported that it had breached clause 13.225(1)(b) and the Authority alleged that Genesis had also breached clause 13.2(1). The alleged breaches concerned 17,800 duplicated ASX trade disclosures related to December 2019, January 2020, March 2020, April 2020 and mid-June 2020. 

Notice of investigation - alleged breaches of clauses 13.2(1) and 13.225(1)(b) by Genesis Energy Limited

Last updated: 22 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches of clause 4(4)(a)(ii) of Technical Code A of Schedule 8.3 by Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner

The grid owner self-reported that it had breached clause 4(4)(a)(ii) of Technical Code A of Schedule 8 on two occasions.  The alleged breaches caused a loss of supply in September 2019 and in February 2020.

Notice of investigation - alleged breaches of clause 4(4)(a)(ii) of Technical Code A of Schedule 8.3 by Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner

Last updated: 22 October 2020

Investigations - closed for parties to join

Investigation of alleged breaches of clause 13.5A by Contact Energy Limited

Contact Energy Limited was alleged by Haast Energy Trading Limited, Ecotricity Limited Partnership, Switch Utilities Limited (Vocus), Electric Kiwi Limited, Flick Energy Limited, Oji Fibre Solutions (NZ) Limited, and Pulse Energy Alliance LP to have breached the high standard of trading conduct with its offers for its Clyde and Roxburgh power stations.

Notice of investigation - Contact Energy Limited

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches of clause 13.5A by Meridian Energy Limited

Meridian Energy Limited was alleged by Haast Energy Trading Limited, Ecotricity Limited Partnership, Switch Utilities Limited (Vocus), Electric Kiwi Limited, Flick Energy Limited, Oji Fibre Solutions (NZ) Limited, and Pulse Energy Alliance LP to have breached the high standard of trading conduct with its offers for its Manapouri and Waitaki power schemes.

Notice of investigation - Meridian Energy Limited

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches of clause 10.6 by Advanced Metering Services Limited

The Authority alleges that AMSL breached clause 10.6 of the Code when it provided inaccurate, misleading and deceptive information during an audit.  Some category 2 metering certification reports supplied to the auditor were edited to show burden results higher than those originally recorded.

Notice of Investigation - Advanced Metering Services Limited

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches by Genesis Energy Limited

Flick Energy Limited alleged that Genesis Energy Limited breached clause 11.15AA when it attempted to winback a customer during the switch protected period. Genesis self-reported further breaches of clause 11.15AA. Electric Kiwi Limited alleged further breaches of clause 11.15AA by Genesis in addition to those breaches self-reported by Genesis.

Notice of investigation - Genesis Energy Ltd

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches by eTrading Limited

The Authority alleged that eTrading Limited breached clause 16A.13 when it failed to submit a final audit report to the Authority by the date specified. The Authority also alleged that eTrading breached clause 15.38(1) by not maintaining its certification as a reconciliation participant.

Notice of investigation - eTrading Limited

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of an alleged breach by Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner

Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner self-reported that it had breached clause 4(4)(a)(ii) of Technical Code A of Schedule 8.3. On 19 November 2018, the grid owner’s protection system at its Wairakei substation was not selective when operating causing a disconnection of generation and loss of supply to Taupo. 

Notice of investigation - Transpower as grid owner

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches by Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner

Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner self-reported that it failed to publish on or before 31 January 2019, the proposed outage plan for the next outage plan year under clause 3.2.3 of the Outage Protocol.
The Authority alleged a breach of clause 12.151 of the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010 which requires Transpower to comply with the Outage Protocol.

Notice of Investigation - Transpower as grid owner

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of an alleged breach by Simply Energy Limited

 Simply Energy Limited self-reported that it had breached clause 10.7 by failing to use its best endeavours to arrange access for the metering equipment provider to be able to replace the current transformers for which certification had expired on 1 April 2015. The end customer at the site had refused access.

Notice of investigation - Simply Energy

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of an alleged breach by Transpower New Zealand Limited as the system operator

Transpower New Zealand Limited as the system operator self-reported that it had breached clause 13.58A(1)(e)(i) between 28 March and 31 March 2019 when it produced market schedules containing incorrectly modelled special protection schemes (SPSs). The Authority alleged the system operator also breached clauses 13.58A(2)(d)(i) and clause 13.69A of the Code in relation to the same incident. The incorrect status of the SPSs caused constraints to be automatically modelled when they should not have been, and constraints not generated when they should have been.

Notice of investigation - Transpower as system operator

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of an alleged breach by Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy Limited (Genesis) is alleged by Future Energy New Zealand Limited trading as Energy Club (Energy Club) to have contacted a Genesis customer that was switching to Energy Club (a save-protected trader), during the save protection period, to persuade the customer to terminate the electricity supply arrangement the customer had entered into with Energy Club.

Notice of investigation - Genesis Energy

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of an alleged breach by Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited

Broadspectrum (New Zealand) Limited is alleged by the Electricity Authority as the market administrator to have breached clause 10.38(a) and clause 20(2) of Schedule 10.7 by failing to maintain certification for metering installations or components of metering installations for which it is responsible, and failing to update the registry when the certification was cancelled.

Notice of investigation - Broadspectrum

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Investigation of alleged breaches by Genesis Energy Limited

The market administrator alleged that Genesis Energy Limited’s offers when Tekapo A was operating islanded between 6 and 9 August breached the high standard of trading conduct requirement under clause 13.5A(1) of the Code.

Notice of investigation - Genesis Energy Limited (1)

Last updated: 12 October 2020

Closed investigations

Compliance – Decisions - Investigations closed – no settlement reached

Compliance – Decisions - Investigations closed – settlement reached