Amending the outputs of Transpower’s demand response initiatives in the upper North Island

On 13 August 2013 Transpower submitted to the Commission a proposal to expand the geographical area within which it can test its demand response initiatives. These initiatives have been developed as part of Transpower’s Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Project.

Transpower considers that testing these demand response initiatives nationally will better meet its goals. The outputs that Transpower is required to deliver under the project’s approval need to be amended so that Transpower can test its demand response initiatives with participants outside the upper North Island area. The current approval restricts Transpower to involving participants within the upper North Island region.

We may amend the outputs of a project approval if we consider that the amended outputs will be in the long term interests of consumers and promote the purpose of Part 4 of the Commerce Act.

A summary of our expected process is shown in the timeline below.

Background

The former Electricity Commission provided approval for Transpower to undertake demand response initiatives as part of the Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support grid upgrade plan in 2010. Transpower’s Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal includes “Implement demand-side initiatives in the upper North Island from 2011” among the project deliverables.

Transpower stated the purpose of demand-side initiatives as “to allow more flexible management of the grid in the region during major project commissioning and provide an important contingency measure against uncertainties both in the growth and nature of regional demand and the requirement for reactive support”.

Documents

Decision and reasons paper - Amending the outputs for Transpower's demand response programme in the Upper North Island

11/11/2013 (1 documents)

Decision and Reasons Paper - Amending the outputs for Transpowers demand response programme in the Upper North Island 8 November 2013 PDF (180 KB)
Published on 11 November 2013

Cross-submission on Transpower application outputs for UNI Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal

25/10/2013 (1 documents)

Transpower cross-submission on Transpower application outputs for UNI Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal 24 October 2013 PDF (482 KB)
Published on 25 October 2013

Submissions on Transpower application outputs for UNI Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal

11/10/2013 (2 documents)

ENERNOC submission on outputs for Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal 10 October 2013 PDF (118 KB)
Published on 11 October 2013
John Irving submission on outputs for Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal 10 October 2013 PDF (37 KB)
Published on 11 October 2013

Transpower application for outputs for Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal

18/09/2013 (2 documents)

Transpowers responses to Commerce Commissions questions on proposed demand response amendment 18 September 2013 PDF (65 KB)
Published on 18 September 2013
Transpower application for outputs for Upper North Island Dynamic Reactive Support Investment Proposal 14 August 2013 PDF (377 KB)
Published on 18 September 2013