Electricity Amendment Act 2006

12 New section 61A inserted
  • The following section is inserted after section 61:

    61A Electricity generators and electricity distributors must have safety management systems
    • (1) Every electricity generator and every electricity distributor that owns or operates an electricity supply system must implement and maintain, in accordance with regulations made under section 169, a safety management system that requires all practicable steps to be taken to prevent the electricity supply system from presenting a significant risk of—

      • (a) serious harm to any member of the public; or

      • (b) significant damage to property owned by a person other than the electricity generator or electricity distributor.

      (2) For the purposes of this Act, electricity supply system means,—

      • (a) in relation to an electricity generator, assets that, whether taken individually or as a whole, have a rated electricity generating capacity equal to, or greater than, 10 MW:

      • (b) in relation to an electricity distributor, assets that, whether taken individually or as a whole, are used, or designed or intended for use, in or in connection with the conversion, transformation, or conveyance of electricity at a capacity equal to, or greater than, 10 MVA.

      (3) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, make regulations for either or both of the following purposes:

      • (a) increasing the rated electricity generating capacity that applies under subsection (2)(a):

      • (b) increasing the capacity that applies under subsection (2)(b).