Electricity Supply Act 1995 No 94
Current version for 11 November 2014 to date (accessed 29 November 2014 at 02:44)

54   Powers of entry

(1)  An authorised officer of a network operator may enter any premises for the purpose of exercising any function conferred or imposed on a network operator by or under this or any other Act or law, including:
(a)  carrying out preliminary investigations in connection with the proposed installation or extension of electricity works, or
(b)  installing, extending, maintaining, repairing or removing electricity works, or
(c)  reading electricity meters, or
(d)  checking if the network operator’s conditions relating to tariffs and the use of electricity are being complied with, or
(e)  ascertaining whether an offence against this Act or the regulations has been committed, or
(f)  inspecting or disconnecting an electrical installation that the network operator is required or permitted to inspect or disconnect by or under this or any other Act or law, or
(g)  monitoring any excavation work in accordance with regulations under section 63Z, or
(h)  exercising any function conferred on the network operator by section 48, 49 or 49A or Division 2A.
(1A)  An authorised officer of a retailer may enter the premises of a customer for the following purposes in respect of electricity works prescribed by the regulations:
(a)  carrying out preliminary investigations in connection with the proposed installation or extension of electricity works,
(b)  installing, extending, maintaining, repairing or removing electricity works,
(c)  reading electricity meters,
(d)  checking if the retailer’s conditions relating to tariffs and the use of electricity are being complied with,
(e)  ascertaining whether an offence against this Act or the regulations has been committed.
(2)  Except in emergencies, a power of entry may be exercised only during daylight hours.
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