A review of the environmental performance of the Electricity Commission 1 July 2006 - 30 June 2007

01 September 2008

This report is a review of the environmental performance of the Electricity Commission (EC) for the year 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007. The approach used is to focus on five particular areas of work that are relevant to the year under review, rather than undertaking a systematic audit.

The five work areas are:

  • electricity efficiency programmes, such as subsidising the sale of energy efficient light bulbs
  • the monitoring of "hydro spill", that is, water flowing past a power station that is not being used to generate electricity
  • the introduction of more sophisticated electricity meters – meters which could help households and businesses better manage their electricity use
  • the incorporation of wind power into the electricity grid
  • the issue of who pays for transmission lines and the consequent impact on investment in renewable forms of electricity generation.

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