Offer and Bid Setup

Transpower as system operator provides scheduling and dispatch services under the Electricity Industry Participation Code (the 'Code'). This page provides information about the our set-up process for Generators and Purchasers who wish to make bids and offers.

In summary this involves:

  • giving notice of intention to connect (Generators only)
  • giving notice of intent to submit initial bids/offers
  • arranging WITS connection for submitting bids/offers.

Generators and Purchasers must give at least five business days' notice in writing to the system operator before making an offer or bid for the first time.

Intention to Connect (Generators only)

All Generators are required to notify the oystem operator if they plan to connect a generating unit with rated net maximum capacity of 1 MW or greater. To do this, you must email a completed Notice of Intention to Connect Form to system.operator@transpower.co.nz.

All distributors and all Generators over 1 MW (including embedded Generators) are required to provide an asset capability statement. For more information on the asset capability statement and process please refer to Asset Capability Statements.

FM-EA-006 Generator Notice of Intention to Connect [ docx 67.96 KB ]
Asset Capability Statements

Intention to Submit Initial Bids or Offers

Generators and Purchasers are required to notify the system operator before making an offer or bid for the first time, and to provide the system operator with information needed for scheduling and dispatch.

FM-EA-008 Generator Notice of Initial Offer [ dotx 56.31 KB ]
FM-EA-009 Purchaser Notice of Initial Bid [ dotx 48.89 KB ]

The Generator Notice of Initial Offer or Purchaser Notice of Initial Bid forms are to be completed and emailed to market.operations@transpower.co.nz. Signed originals must be posted to:

Market Services
System Operations
Transpower New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 1021
Wellington​

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