Electricity Operators Order 2000

Reprint
as at 1 December 2000

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Electricity Operators Order 2000

(SR 2000/252)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of November 2000

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


Pursuant to sections 4 and 4A of the Electricity Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the recommendations of the Minister of Energy and on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Electricity Operators Order 2000.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Companies that are electricity operators for purposes of Act
4 Otago Electricity Limited an electricity operator
  • Otago Electricity Limited is an electricity operator for the purposes of sections 24 to 30 of the Electricity Act 1992.

5 Contact Energy Limited an electricity operator under section 4A of Electricity Act 1992
  • Contact Energy Limited is an electricity operator for the purposes of sections 24 to 30 of the Electricity Act 1992.

6 Revocations
  • The following orders are revoked:

    • (a) Electricity Operator (Trans Power New Zealand Limited) Order 1994 (SR 1994/131):

    • (b) Electricity Operators Order 1995 (SR 1995/252):

    • (c) Electricity Operator (TransAlta New Zealand Limited) Order 1996 (SR 1996/265):

    • (d) Electricity Operator (Otago Electricity Limited) Order 1997 (SR 1997/184).


Schedule
Electricity operators

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Alpine Energy Limited

Buller Electricity Limited

CentralPower Limited

Counties Power Limited

Eastland Network Limited

Electricity Ashburton Limited

Hawke’s Bay Network Limited

Horizon Energy Distribution Limited

Horowhenua Energy Limited

King Country Energy Limited

MainPower New Zealand Limited

Marlborough Electric Limited

Nelson Electricity Limited

Network Waitaki Limited

Northpower Limited

Orion New Zealand Limited

Otago Power Limited

Powerco Limited

ScanPower Limited

Taranaki Energy Limited

Tasman Energy Limited

The Lines Company

Top Energy Limited

Transpower New Zealand Limited

UnitedNetworks Limited

VECTOR Limited

Waipa Networks Limited

WEL Energy Group Limited

Westpower Limited

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, specifies the companies that are electricity operators for the purposes of the Electricity Act 1992 (the Act). The main effect of electricity operator status is to allow the recipient of the status to construct, place, and maintain fittings in, on, along, over, across, or under—

  • (b) any railway crossing (section 31 of the Act).

This order updates and replaces the 4 current orders.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 30 November 2000.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Electricity Operators Order 2000. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the order as at 1 December 2000, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)