Electricity media releases

November 2017

Proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million on earthquake resilience

17 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released a paper explaining its proposed approach to assessing Wellington Electricity’s plan to spend $31 million to improve its network’s ability to respond to a significant earthquake.

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Draft decision on Powerco’s application for major electricity network upgrade

16 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft decision on electricity lines company Powerco’s proposal for a major network upgrade.

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Draft decision on review of rules for Transpower’s investment in national grid

15 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its draft decision on its review of the rules relating to Transpower’s capital expenditure.

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Asset management of electricity distributors key focus for Commission

9 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today published an open letter outlining how asset management is a key priority for the Commission’s work in the electricity distribution sector over the coming year. 

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Online tool to make electricity lines companies’ performance data more accessible

9 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has today launched a new online data visualisation tool to make information about the performance of the country’s 29 electricity lines companies more accessible.

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October 2017

Annual performance summaries released for electricity lines companies

4 October 2017

The Commerce Commission has published its latest one-page summaries of key performance measures for each of New Zealand’s 29 electricity lines companies, covering the year to 31 March 2017.

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August 2017

Tighter requirements proposed for related party transactions for gas pipeline and electricity lines companies

30 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision to improve the rules governing related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. 

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Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network

18 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its Issues Paper for electricity distributor Powerco Limited’s (Powerco) proposal to increase its prices and change its quality standards to spend $1.32 billion on operating and maintaining its electricity lines network.

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July 2017

Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers under settlement with Commerce Commission

7 July 2017

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

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June 2017

Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies

9 June 2017

The Commerce Commission has published one-page summaries of key performance measures for each of New Zealand’s 29 electricity lines companies.

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April 2017

Commission invites discussion on related party transactions

12 April 2017

The Commerce Commission is considering how transactions between energy networks and related businesses should be regulated and has today released a paper seeking feedback on how it should approach this topic.

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