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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Call for the Provision of Electricity Contract Related Information (Aluminium Smelting) Notice 2015

Pursuant to section 161D(1)(e) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002, I, The Honourable Dr Nick Smith, Acting Minister for Climate Change Issues, give the following notice.

N o t i c e

1. Title and commencement—(1) This notice may be cited as the Call for the Provision of Electricity Contract Related Information (Aluminium Smelting) Notice 2015.

(2) This notice takes effect from and including 17 December 2015.

2. Interpretation—Unless the context otherwise requires:

aluminium smelting has the meaning given to it in Regulation 7(3) of the Climate Change (Eligible Industrial Activities) Regulations 2010.

prior electricity contracts means electricity related contracts in force prior to 1 July 2013.

2013 amended electricity contract means the amended electricity related contract between New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and Meridian Energy Limited dated 7 August 2013.

2015 amended electricity contract means the amended electricity related contract between New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and Meridian Energy Limited dated 31 July 2015.

NZAS means the company registered as New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited.

3. Electricity contract related information required to be provided—(1) NZAS must provide the Ministry for the Environment, within 30 working days of the date of this notice, with the information specified in paragraphs 3(3)(a)–3(3)(e) of this notice.

(2) NZAS must provide the information specified in paragraphs 3(3)(a)–3(3)(e) in respect of the activity of aluminium smelting and for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 December 2016.

NZAS must provide actual values for historic time periods where such information is known.

For time periods in the future, or where such actual information is not known, NZAS must provide its best estimate of the most likely values as at the date of this notice.

(3) NZAS must provide:

  1. the total amount of electricity consumed (in GWh) by NZAS each month under NZAS’s prior electricity contracts between 1 April 2009 and 30 June 2013;
  2. the total amount of electricity consumed (in GWh) by NZAS each month under NZAS’s 2013 amended electricity contract between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015;
  3. the total amount of electricity consumed (in GWh) by NZAS each month under NZAS’s 2015 amended electricity contract from 1 July 2015;
  4. the total amount of electricity consumed (in GWh) by NZAS each month that was purchased on the electricity spot market or purchased under any electricity supply contract other than the 2013 amended electricity contract and 2015 amended electricity contracts; and
  5. any other changes to contract parameters relevant to determining the NZAS allocative baseline for 2015 and 2016, including whether NZAS has entered into any other electricity supply contracts whose term extends beyond two years from the date of this notice.

4. Other matters—NZAS may provide any additional information that it believes will assist the Minister in making a determination.

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of December 2015.

Hon Dr NICK SMITH, Acting Minister for Climate Change Issues.