Emergency Management Policy

The Emergency Management Policy (EMP) sets out the steps that we will take, as a reasonable and prudent operator, during an extended emergency.

One of the functions of the System Operator, specified in the Code, is to prepare and publish an Emergency Management Policy.  As part of the transition to the current regulatory regime, effective from 01 November 2010, the Electricity Authority published an initial policy.  The System Operator revised and gained Electricity Authority approval for an updated Emergency Management Policy 2013. 

Early 2016, through industry consultation, the System Operator updated the policy and gained Electricity Authority approval in May 2016.  A link to the approved version of this policy is in the Approved Policy section below.

Approved Policy

The updated Emergency Management Policy (EMP), sets out the steps that we will take, as a reasonable and prudent operator, during an extended emergency.  The steps to be taken include the requirement for us to initiate an official conservation campaign under pre-determined conditions and, if needed, manage and co-ordinate planned outages as an emergency measure in anticipation of, or during, prolonged energy shortages.

Emergency Management Policy [ pdf 215.85 KB ] (effective from 19th June 2016)

Gas Disruption Scenarios

CAENZ - Long Term Gas Supply Disruption Scenarios [ pdf 6.03 MB ]
Gas Disruption Scenario - Operational Response [ pdf 87.79 KB ]

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