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Investigations – closed for parties to join

Investigation of alleged breaches by Auckland Commercial Solar Limited

Energy Clearing House Limited alleged that on 8 May 2019 and 4 June 2019 Auckland Commercial Solar Limited failed to provide the minimum security to the clearing manager by 4:00 pm on the relevant days under clause 14A.6(2) of the Code.

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

Investigation of an alleged breach by Genesis Energy Limited

Haast Energy Trading Limited alleged that Genesis was required to disclose the effect of gas forecasts received from OMV New Zealand Limited about Pohokura gas field’s limited supply between February and April 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Investigation of an alleged breach by Genesis Energy Limited

Haast Energy Trading Limited alleged that Genesis Energy Limited breached clause 13.2A because it did not disclose Meridian Energy Limited’s call of a swaption.

Investigation of an alleged breach by Meridian Energy Limited

Haast Energy Trading Limited alleged that Meridian Energy Limited breached clause 13.2A because it did not disclose its call of a swaption with Genesis Energy Limited.

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

Transpower New Zealand Limited, as the system operator, self-reported that it failed to procure the correct amount of fast instantaneous reserve (FIR) between 18 January 2018 and 17 January 2019, when Whirinaki was dispatched to provide FIR. The alleged breaches were the result of a software error. The over-procurement occurred during 78 trading periods across 14 trading days. The breaches have been estimated to have increased final prices and final reserve prices. 

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 provide the system operator with an updated actual operational status of the Roxburgh special protection scheme from 13 June 2017 to 9 August 2018.

Investigation of alleged breaches by NextGen Energy Limited

NextGen Energy Limited (NextGen) is alleged to have failed to take all practicable steps to provide complete and accurate submission information to the reconciliation manager. NextGen is alleged to have failed to subsequently provide further information as soon as practicable to ensure the submission information was complete and accurate.

Transpower New Zealand Limited as the grid owner

The investigation concerns the grid owner reconnecting two parts of the grid which were not synchronised on 2 March 2017.

Transpower New Zealand Limited as the system operator

The investigation concerns the system operator’s actions when re-establishing normal operation following an event on the grid on 2 March 2017.

Closed investigations

Compliance – Decisions - Investigations closed – no settlement reached

Compliance – Decisions - Investigations closed – settlement reached