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Consultation on Aurora Energy’s Draft Future Investment Proposal is Closing Soon

17 January 2020
Aurora Energy is asking customers to have their say on a draft proposal to tackle ageing electricity infrastructure in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes and ready the network for the future.

The proposal, published in November last year, outlines a three-year $400 million programme to continue essential investments, maintenance and upgrades to improve the safety, reliability and resilience of the Aurora Energy electricity network.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 24 January 2020 – have your say today at After that, there will be further opportunity for feedback when the regulator, the Commerce Commission, holds its own consultation during the period July – December 2020.

An overview of the proposal and why Aurora Energy is proposing to make the investment and an online submission form are available at the same link. Paper copies are available on request from Aurora Energy and from local libraries and Council offices.

You can have your say:

  • Online via the Your Network, Your Say website
  • By returning the postage paid section at the end of the Your Network, Your Say Consultation Document
  • By email at [email protected] 
  • In writing to freepost Aurora Energy CPP Consultation, PO Box 5140, Dunedin 9054
  • By freephone 0800 22 00 05
  • We are also happy to arrange to meet in person
Customised price-quality path

The Commerce Commission can set a customised price-quality path to better suit the needs of a regulated electricity business and its consumers. In June 2020, Aurora Energy will apply for a customised price-quality path to take effect from 1 April 2021. As part of the regulatory process, Aurora Energy is committed to consulting with consumers before changing our prices and our proposed investment plan must be approved by the regulator.

Who is Aurora Energy?

Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh largest electricity network by customer connections, supplying electricity to 90,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. Aurora Energy Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dunedin City Holdings Limited, owned by the Dunedin City Council.