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Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority (Authority) is an independent Crown entity responsible for the efficient operation of the New Zealand electricity market.  The objective of the Authority is to promote competition in, reliable supply by, and the efficient operation of, the electricity industry for the long-term benefit of consumers.


Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission

The Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner Scheme offers a free independent dispute resolution service for complaints about New Zealand electricity and gas companies that are members.


Electrical Workers' Registration Board (EWRB)

The Electrical Workers Registration Board, was established in 1992 to promote safety for all New Zealanders by ensuring the competency of electrical and electronic workers.


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is the organisation set up by the New Zealand Government to encourage, support and promote energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the use of renewable sources of energy.


Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is the government agency responsible for regulatory functions concerning New Zealand's environmental management. EPA regulate the introduction and use of hazardous substances and new organisms under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. Energy Safety is a HSNO enforcement agency in regard to gas systems. (EPA were formerly known as the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA)).


Gas Industry Company

Gas Industry Company is the gas industry body responsible for developing industry arrangements that ensure gas is delivered safely, efficiently and reliably to new and existing customers.


International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) 

IANZ is the national authority for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies and radiology services. IANZ promotes the development and maintenance of good practice in testing and inspection and maintains a registration scheme for organisations that comply with that practice.


New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) 

The statutory role of the NZFS is fire safety, fire prevention, and fire extinction.  The mission of the NZFS is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.


Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB)

The PGDB, established under the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006, is responsible for administering the registration and licensing systems of plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers.  In regulating the trade and registering people, the PGDB seeks to promote and safeguard the health and safety of people, their property and the environment.  The PGDB ensures that those persons carrying out regulated work are competent to do so.


Last updated 3 June 2016
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