Transmission Alternatives

Transmission Alternatives engagement process: consultation paper
June-August 2018

In July 2018 we released a consultation paper seeking feedback on our proposed process to identify and assess potential opportunities for Transmission Alternatives (TAs), including new distributed generation.

The consultation paper provided our emerging thinking, including:

  1. the principles we propose to apply as we consider TA options alongside grid investment options;
  2. how we think TA providers can engage with us;
  3. how we propose to engage with TA providers; and
  4. your views on other potential initiatives we should consider.

We received thirteen submissions by the close date (10 August 2018), available below, and thank all submitters for their consideration and response. We will produce an update paper in due course.

Should you have any queries regarding this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Osborne, Regulatory & Pricing Manager, on 04 590 8638 or

Consultation paper

TP Consultation Transmission Alternatives - Invitation to Comment - 29 June 2018 [ pdf 1.36 MB ]


Click on a name below to download an individual submission

Counties Power [ pdf 82 KB ]

Energy Strategies Ltd. [ pdf 221.69 KB ]

Independent Electricity Generators Association Incorporated (IEGA) [ pdf 142.36 KB ]

Infratec [ pdf 547.67 KB ]

Mercury [ pdf 418.05 KB ]

Meridian [ pdf 415 KB ]

Major Electricity Users’ Group [ pdf 32.33 KB ]

Northpower [ pdf 223.81 KB ]

Orion [ pdf 319.33 KB ]

Pioneer Energy [ pdf 3.54 MB ]

Trustpower [ pdf 455.89 KB ]

Unison [ pdf 263.56 KB ]

Wellington Electricity [ pdf 444.32 KB ]

An Open Letter regarding the future process for assessing ACOT payments
April 2018

In April 2018, we released an open letter on our intention to determine a draft process for assessing potential investments in distributed generation, as part of a broader consideration of how transmission alternatives should be evaluated by Transpower. Read it here.


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