1 Short Title and commencement

(1)

This Act may be cited as the Energy Companies Act 1992.

(2)

Except as provided in subsections (3) to (8) and in section 80(2), this Act shall come into force on 1 July 1992.

(3)

Section 67 shall come into force on the day after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

(4)

Sections 79, 89, 95, and 96 shall come into force on a date to be appointed for the commencement of those sections by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different sections into force on different dates.

(5)

In the case of section 79, the date appointed under subsection (4) shall be the date appointed by the Governor-General in the Order in Council made under section 76.

(6)

In the case of section 89, a date may be appointed under subsection (4) only where the Governor-General is satisfied that on the date appointed for the coming into force of that section every local authority the operations of which include an energy undertaking will have transferred the whole of its energy undertaking to 1 or more energy companies.

(7)

In the case of section 95, the date appointed under subsection (4) shall be the date appointed by the Governor-General in the Order in Council made under section 47(1) in respect of the Auckland Electric Power Board constituted under the Auckland Electric Power Board Act 1978.

(8)

In the case of section 96, a date may not be appointed under subsection (4) until an Order in Council has been made under section 47(1) and has come into force in respect of each Board.

Section 1(4): section 95 brought into force, on 1 October 1993, by clause 3 of the Energy Companies Act Commencement Order 1993 (SR 1993/322).

Section 1(4): section 79 brought into force, on 26 October 1993, by clause 2 of the Energy Companies Act Commencement Order 1993 (SR 1993/322).

Section 1(4): sections 89 and 96 brought into force, on 7 October 1994, by the Energy Companies Act Commencement Order 1994 (SR 1994/196).