Electricity regulatory framework
The electricity industry is covered by generic legislation as well as acts and regulations specific to the sector.
Legislation has been designed specifically for New Zealand’s electricity industry, including the Electricity Industry Act 2010.
Regulations for the electricity industry are created under Part 5 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010.
A range of legislation is relevant to the electricity industry, including the Commerce Act, Fair Trading Act, Consumer Guarantees Act and Resource Management Act.