Profitability of electricity distributors following first adjustments to revenue limits

The purpose of information disclosure regulation is to ensure that sufficient information is readily available to interested persons to assess whether the purpose of Part 4 of the Commerce Act is being met.

Under information disclosure regulation, 29 electricity distributors are required to publically disclose information to help people better understand how the sector is performing.

The focus of this report is on profitability. Amongst other things, we hope this work will go some way towards answering questions that are frequently asked of the Commission about whether the average level of distribution pricing is appropriate.

While the report comments on the profitability of all distributors, our detailed analysis centres on the distributors that are subject to price-quality regulation.