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Electricity regulatory framework

The electricity industry is covered by generic legislation as well as acts and regulations specific to the sector.

Electricity industry-specific legislation

Legislation has been designed specifically for New Zealand’s electricity industry, including the Electricity Industry Act 2010.

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Electricity industry regulations

Regulations for the electricity industry are created under Part 5 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010.

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Generic legislation

A range of legislation is relevant to the electricity industry, including the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act and Resource Management Act.

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Last updated 31 May 2012