Electricity Rulings Panel | Other
|Category:||Boards and Governance|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Part Time|
|Attachments:|| e.xpression of Interest Form 2019.doc (Word, 64KB)
Electricity Rulings Panel member revised position description July 2019.docx (Word, 73KB)
|Application Close Date:||30-Aug-2019|
- Chair member
- All of New Zealand
On behalf of the Minister of Energy and Resources, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking candidates who wish to be considered for appointment as the Chair/member of the Electricity Rulings Panel.
The Electricity Rulings Panel is a specialist dispute resolution and disciplinary body that determines complaints of breaches of the Electricity Industry Code 2010 (the Code) by industry participants, as referred to it by the Electricity Authority. It also determines certain disputes between participants and can hear appeals on specific decisions by the System Operator (Transpower).
Functions of the Electricity Rulings Panel
The Electricity Rulings Panel assists in the enforcement of the Code by:
- hearing complaints about breaches or possible breaches of the Code;
- hearing and determining appeals from certain decisions made under the Code;
- considering and resolving certain disputes between industry participants relating to the Code, and
- making appropriate remedial and other orders.
If the Electricity Rulings Panel upholds a complaint it has a number of options available, including imposing penalties against participants, awarding costs or compensation, issuing suspension or termination orders, and recommending rule changes.
The Electricity Rulings Panel consideration of complaints is governed by Part 2 of the Electricity Industry (Enforcement) Regulations 2010 and its consideration of disputes and appeals is governed by Part 3.
Other functions of the Electricity Rulings Panel are to:
- review any suspension of trading by the Electricity Authority under Section 49 of the Electricity Industry Act 2010, and
- exercise any other functions conferred on it under the Electricity Industry Act 2010 or the Electricity Industry (Enforcement) Regulations 2010.
Skills and Experience
The Electricity Rulings Panel must be multidisciplinary, have the requisite knowledge, skills and experience to carry out its functions, and must act impartially in carrying out those functions. Members must be sure they have the interest and enthusiasm needed for a dispute resolution and disciplinary body.
The skills and experience required of Electricity Rulings Panel members include:
- a broad understanding of the operation of the electricity industry
- an understanding of effective governance
- experience in working within statutory guidelines to reach decisions
- being effective in situations where a joint decision is required after consultation with others
- experience in research, interpretation and application of legislation and rules, and
- a well-developed ability to critically analyse complex information and make effective decisions
Specific skills and experience required of the Chair of the Electricity Rulings Panel include:
- the ability to provide leadership to the Electricity Rulings Panel;
- the ability to administer the running of the Electricity Rulings Panel;
- the ability to drive decision-making through persuading and building consensus;
- an appreciation of diversity, and is able to promote effective working relationships and manage tensions arising from diversity;
- the ability to apply sound judgement, such as when to call in external expertise or use internal resources, and
- the ability to effectively manage a hearing.
The Electricity Industry Act 2010 requires that the Chair of the Electricity Rulings Panel must be a Barrister or Solicitor of the High Court of at least seven years standing.
The members of the Electricity Rulings Panel will meet in Wellington as required. In addition, members of the Electricity Rulings Panel are required to spend time preparing for meetings and hearings, and on other Electricity Rulings Panel matters.
The term of appointment for the Chair/member position is two years.
Please note this is a contestable process and applications will be assessed according to the Electricity Rulings Panel's needs at this particular time.
How to apply:
Please click on the ‘Apply for this job' button below to view a position description and apply for the role. To be considered, you will need to complete the expression of interest form, and upload a CV and cover letter.
For enquiries about the position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 5pm Friday, 30 August 2019