DISCLOSURES & PUBLICATIONS

Opposite are lists of documents published by Counties Power. Selecting the title will download an Adobe Reader version of the document.

The Disclosure column links to those documents that regulatory bodies such as the Commerce Commission require from electricity lines companies.

The Publication column links to those document likely to be of more interest to the general enquirer.

The Pricing and Discounts column has details of how Counties Power structures its line-pricing and discounts.

Disclosures & Publications

Asset Management Plans

The ten-year Asset Management Plan or AMP provides a framework for managing Counties Power's electricity network, to establish and evaluate performance benchmarks, and to demonstrate responsible management of assets to meet customer demands. The AMP is prepared to comply with the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012 - (consolidated in 2015).

The AMPs for financial years 2014 and 2015 are available in the following links.

  • Asset Management Plan 2014

    An Asset Management Plan covering the 10-year planning period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2024 has been prepared by Counties Power and approved by the Counties Power Board of Directors.

  • Asset Management Plan Update 2015

    Counties Power has elected to publish an Asset Management Plan update in 2015 for the planning period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2025. This update is prepared in place of a full Asset Management Plan in accordance to the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012.

The next AMP will be available by 31st March 2016.

Security of Supply - Participant Rolling Outage Plan Notice

Under Part 9 Security of Supply of the Electricity Industry Participant Code 2010, all electricity distributors are required to prepare a Participant Rolling Outage Plan. This document must comply with the requirements of the system operator's rolling outage plan and is required for managing severe energy shortages - although highly unlikely - and include details of how rolling outages would be planned and implemented.

Rolling power outages are a last resort measure for managing severe energy shortages. Under normal conditions they should not be necessary, but it is prudent to plan for contingencies where they may be required.

In accordance with clause 9.12 of the Code, Counties Power is required to make its Participant Rolling Outage Plan available to the public after approval by the system operator. This plan, approved by the system operator on 18-Mar-2014, can be viewed at the following link.

Counties Power - Participant Rolling Outage Plan

New or Upgraded Connections

The following information is for those looking to establish a new or upgrade an existing point of supply on the Counties Power network.

Distributed Generation

Distributed generators who wish to apply to connect to the Counties Power Network may do so using the Distributed Generation Information Park and relevant forms for the size of their generators as per the following links.

Distributed Generation up to 10 kilowatts

Distributed Generation over 10 kilowatts