NEW ZEALAND POWER COMPANIES

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What makes up electricity prices?

The 2009 Ministerial Review of the components of residential electricity cost (excluding GST) determined prices were made up as follows:

Energy:

the cost of generating electricity: 36%

Distribution:

the cost from lines companies for transporting electricity over local networks between the national grid and your home: 29%?

Retail services:

charges relating to providing a high standard of service to customers, including Electricity Authority levies - and margin: 14%

Transmission:

the costs from Transpower, for transporting electricity over the national grid between power stations and local networks: 8%

Metering:

the cost of providing, maintaining and reading electricity meters: 2%

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