Submission on Electricity Authority Draft Compliance Strategy

Effective enforcement from regulators is a critical cornerstone for achieving a well-functioning consumer protection framework in Aotearoa. As the Electricity Industry Amendment Bill is currently progressing through parliament, we encourage the Electricity Authority ready the Draft Strategy for a clear consumer protection function.

We are also conscious that a broader range of emerging businesses might become industry participants without consideration for the consumer protections vital to providing an essential service and encourage the Electricity Authority to consider this. We expand on this and make some other comments on the Draft Strategy in the submission below.