NZAS contract (consolidated and redacted) (PDF)
NZAS contract model (redacted) (XLS)
NZAS Electricity swap confirmation (PDF)
NZAS amendment letter (PDF)
NZAS MEL amendment letter (PDF)
NZAS Electricity Swap Confirmation 27 April 2021 (PDF)

Smelter Demand Response

Graph showing the gap between storage and Dry Year Trigger (DYT)

Under the NZAS contract, Meridian can by notice to NZAS require a Smelter Demand Response (SDR) when the relevant hydro storage is less than the Dry Year Trigger Level. 

If Meridian gives NZAS an SDR notice, NZAS must start to reduce electricity consumption by a date specified by Meridian which must be between 14 and 40 days after NZAS’s receipt of Meridian’s notice. 

Under an SDR, NZAS must manage its electricity consumption to achieve a reduction in electricity consumption of 250GWh over 130 days, with all material reductions in load occurring within 7 days of the date that NZAS is required to start reducing consumption.


Update on reporting frequency: We will now be reporting weekly on a Monday.