Electricity distribution (i.e the local Marlborough Lines network) makes up 31% of a typical domestic consumer's annual power bill in Marlborough. The balance of the charges on your monthly invoice (issued by your electricity retailer) includes transmission, generation, retail, metering and other components. 
 
Marlborough Lines recovers its revenue from electricity Retailers. The revenue is set and determined through electricity line delivery prices.

Electricity connections typically supply either residential, general and small business, large commercial/industrial, or an irrigation consumer. The costs that Marlborough Lines passes to Retailers through line delivery prices, typically depend on the consumer type, the capacity of the consumer connection (typically through a fixed price component) and the amount of electricity consumed (variable price component).

The Electricity Authority, which is one of the regulatory authorities that has responsibility for oversight of the electricity industry in New Zealand, has advocated that electricity network companies (such as Marlborough Lines) undertake cost-reflective pricing. In effect this means that the revenue recovered essentially matches the cost of supplying consumers.  We look forward to receiving your feedback. 

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* 1. Which type of electricity connection(s) do you have?
Select all that apply.

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* 2. Where is your electricity connection(s) located?
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* 3. How satisfied are you with the reliability of your power supply?

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* 4. Thinking of the price you pay for your electricity supply and comparing this to its reliability (i.e. the number and duration of power outages), would you prefer to:

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* 5. Did you realise some areas of Marlborough's electricity network cost more to supply than others?

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* 6. Do you think electricity prices should reflect the cost of supply? 
i.e. should consumers in remote areas, which typically have additional costs, pay more than those in urban areas.

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* 7. If pricing was based on the time that electricity was used (time of use), would that influence your electricity consumption?
i.e. higher charges during ‘peak’ periods such as winter mornings and evenings, and lower charges during ‘off-peak’ times.

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* 8. What would your preferred type of electricity pricing be?

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* 9. Are you aware that Marlborough Lines' prices are published and available on its website?

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* 10. Do you currently have solar panels installed, or are you considering installing them in future?

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* 11. Why have you installed (or might you install) solar panels? 
Select all that are applicable.

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* 12. If you have any other comments about distribution pricing, or electricity pricing generally, please add them here.

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* 13. Would you be happy for us to contact you with further questions regarding electricity distribution pricing? If so please enter a contact name with a phone number or email here.

Should you have questions about the survey please contact Marlborough Lines Customer Service Team on 03 577 7007 or email: info@mll.co.nz

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