Electricity (Low Fixed Charge Tariff Option for Domestic Consumers) Regulations 2004

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Electricity (Low Fixed Charge Tariff Option for Domestic Consumers) Regulations 2004

(SR 2004/272)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of August 2004

Present:
Her 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.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


Pursuant to sections 172B, 172J, and 172K of the Electricity Act 1992, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Objective

4 Interpretation

Retailers must make low fixed charge tariff option available

5 Electricity retailers to make low fixed charge tariff options available

6 Homes to which low fixed charge tariff option must be made available [Revoked]

Requirements for low fixed charge tariff options

7 Types of fixed charge tariff options

8 Minimum requirements for low fixed charge tariff options

9 Regulation of variable charges in low fixed charge tariff options

10 Regulation of other charges and other terms and conditions of low fixed charge tariff options

11 Rules as to advertisement of low fixed charge tariff options

12 Promotion of low fixed charge tariff options

Regulated distributor tariff option

13 Purpose

14 Regulated distributor tariff option

15 Regulation of variable charges in regulated distributor tariff option

16 Regulation of other charges and other terms and conditions of regulated distributor tariff option

17 Distributors providing wholesale pricing

Provisions that apply to both low fixed charge tariff options and regulated distributor tariff options

18 Prompt payment discounts

19 Itemising on bills

20 Low fixed charge tariff options unaffected by number of meters

No other parties may charge consumers on low fixed charge tariff options

21 Restriction on charging by other parties

Supply of information

22 When information must be supplied

23 What information must be supplied

Offences and penalties

24 Offences against low fixed charge tariff option and regulated distributor tariff option requirements

25 Offences against supply of information requirements

Exemptions

26 Minister may grant exemptions

27 Exemption for retailers and distributors for closed or obsolete tariffs

28 Exemption for distributors for remote areas with single lines serving few homes

29 Exemption for distributors for homes served by dedicated transformer

29A Exemption for distributors for homes with 3-phase supply or 15 kVA supply

30 Exemption for retailers and distributors for transition from material compliance before 1 October 2004 [Revoked]

31 Minister may grant exemptions to electricity retailers

32 Applications for exemptions

33 Granting, variation, and revocation of exemptions

34 Publication of exemptions

Miscellaneous

35 Transpower

36 Nothing in regulations requires alternative tariff option

Gazette information

Reprint notes