8 Sep 2008

Power for remote rural areas guaranteed under new law

8:39 pm on 8 September 2008

Electricity supply to remote rural areas will continue to be guaranteed under a proposed new law.

Under the Electricity Act, the supply of electricity to remote areas is only protected until 2013.

Prime Minister Helen Clark says a new Government bill will ensure the obligation on electricity providers to service those communities is maintained.

The bill is likely to be introduced to Parliament this week.