In July 2018 the ICCC established a technical working group within its energy workstream. This challenge and review group is known as the E-Charge group. The E-Charge group does not have any decision-making role. It reviews and provides input on proposals brought to the group by the ICCC.
The purpose of the E-Charge group is to provide technical expertise and sector knowledge relating to the quantitative analysis the ICCC is undertaking, including modelling.
The group includes eight participants. In addition, specialists from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Ministry for the Environment, the Electricity Authority, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, and Transpower join the group for particular meetings where their experience is valuable.
Participants are required to act confidentially, independently and with integrity. E-Charge members are also expected to review and challenge the assumptions that underlie the ICCC's quantitative analysis.
Participants of the E-Charge working group were chosen based on their skills in one or more of the following areas:
Andy Philpott (University of Auckland)
Garth Dibley (WEL Networks)
Gillian Blythe (Meridian Energy)
John Carnegie (BusinessNZ)
John Culy (modelling consultant)
Martin McMullan (NZTA)
Steve O’Connor (Flick Electric)
Victoria Coad (Concept Consulting)