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EECA throws doors open to submissions on electricity levy

Got any thoughts on electricity levies? Then direct them to the EECA.

Got any thoughts on electricity levies? Then direct them to the EECA.

Consultation is now open on the use of the electricity levy – including an appropriation for electricity efficiency improvements.

EECA's electricity efficiency programmes are funded directly from the levy, which is proposed to be set at $15.5 million for 2012/13.

These include efficient lighting, commercial and industrial sector programmes, and this year, EECA also proposes to apply the levy to the products programme.

It is the second time EECA has consulted on the electricity efficiency component of the levy, after taking over the electricity efficiency functions of the former Electricity Commission. 

The proposals are part of a joint consultation paper on the 2012/13 annual appropriations released by the Electricity Authority and EECA.

 Submissions on the electricity efficiency component of the levy should be directed to levyconsultation@eeca.govt.nz by January 9.