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Electricity Stakeholders Meeting

Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson will meet electricity industry stakeholders at 3pm today to discuss possible responses to the prospect of electricity supply shortages later this winter.

Participants in the meeting will include electricity generators and retailers, the national grid company Transpower, the Electricity Networks Association (representing line companies), consumer groups, the wholesale electricity market operator M-co and officials from the Ministry of Economic Development, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority and the Ministry for the Environment.

The meeting will be on level 20, Bowen House. News media are welcome to video or photograph people entering the meeting, providing they have the usual approval from the Speaker, but should then leave the floor. There will be a press conference following the meeting.

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