2017-2022 Default price-quality path

By 31 May 2017 we will reset the default price-quality paths that applies to gas distribution and gas transmission businesses.

The Commission must reset the components of a DPP before it expires to create a new path for the new regulatory period. The current regulatory period expires on 30 September 2017. For more information on the 2013 DPPs, please see our Initial gas pipeline DPP page.

A DPP reset is an opportunity to determine appropriate price and quality controls for the future to ensure the objectives of the Part 4 regulatory regime are being promoted.

Consultation materials for this process along with the key dates for this process are available below.

For any enquiries in relation to the Gas DPP reset process, please contact Joseph Highet.

Input methodologies review

We are also currently reviewing the Input Methodologies (IMs) that apply to gas transmission and distribution businesses. We need to apply the IMs to certain aspects of the DPP reset process (such as weighted average cost of capital (WACC), treatment of taxation, form of control, and IRIS) these IMs need to be set before the DPP reset can be finalised.

More information on this process is available on our IMs review page.

For any enquiries in relation to the IMs review process, please contact Karen Smith.

Distribution businesses affected by the 2017 DPP reset

  • GasNet
  • Powerco Limited
  • Vector Limited
  • First Gas Limited*

Transmission business affected by the 2017 DPP reset

  • First Gas Limited*

*First Gas’ transmission owns and operates the former Vector and Maui Development Limited transmission networks.

Project timeline

Type Description Indicative date/s
Completed Sector stakeholder meeting 08/12/2015
Completed Process and issues paper 29/02/2016
Completed Question and answer session on the process and issues paper 10/03/2016
Completed IM review draft decision: Gas DPP implementation paper due 28/06/2016
Completed Submissions on Gas DPP: IM review implementation paper due 04/08/2016
Completed Cross-submissions on Gas DPP: IM review implementation paper due 18/08/2016
Completed Comments on Gas DPP: Financial Model due 18/08/2016
Completed Policy paper for the DPP reset 30/08/2016
Completed Submissions on policy paper due 28/09/2016
Completed Cross-submissions on policy paper due 12/10/2016
Completed Draft DPP decisions and determinations 10/02/2017
Completed Submissions on draft decision due 10/03/2017
Completed Cross-submissions on draft decision due 24/03/2017
Completed Further cross-submissions on draft decision due 31/03/2017
Completed Technical consultation 13/04/2017
Completed Submissions on revised draft decision due 27/04/2017
Final Final DPP decisions and determinations 31/05/2017

Disclaimer

These dates are not official and may change. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further limitations.

Documents

Gas DPP 2017 reset: Backcasting model

27/04/2017 (1 documents)

Gas DPP reset – Revised backcasting model – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (540 KB)
Published on 27 April 2017

Gas DPP reset 2017: draft decision – supplier information

29/03/2017 (25 documents)

Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – First Gas Distribution – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (539 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – First Gas (Distribution) – 31 October 2016 PDF (662 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – First Gas (Distribution) – 28 November 2016 PDF (492 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – First Gas Transmission – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (543 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – First Gas (Transmission) – 16 November 2016 PDF (513 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – First Gas – 7-9 November 2016 PDF (350 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – First Gas – 25 November 2016 PDF (306 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – First Gas (Transmission) – 28 November 2016 PDF (410 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – GasNet – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (524 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – GasNet – 31 October 2016 PDF (607 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – GasNet – 4 November 2016 PDF (224 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – GasNet – 11 November 2016 PDF (119 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – GasNet – 21 November PDF (405 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Powerco – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (564 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – Powerco – 31 October 2016 PDF (843 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – Powerco – 4 November 2016 PDF (223 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – Powerco – 18 November 2016 PDF (473 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – Powerco – 21 November 2016 PDF (416 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Vector – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (547 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – Vector – 31 October 2016 PDF (537 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – Vector – 8 November 2016 PDF (223 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – Vector – 1 Februrary 2017 PDF (166 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – Vector – 29 November 2016 PDF (495 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
First Gas – s53ZD response – 14 September 2016 PDF (279 KB)
Vector – s53ZD response – 14 September 2016 PDF (627 KB)
Published on 29 March 2017

Update on forecasting expenditure approach

01/11/2016 (1 documents)

Gas DPP reset 2017 – Current views on forecasting expenditure – 31 October 2016 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (2.3 MB)
Published on 01 November 2016

Gas DPP process and issues paper – cross-submissions

18/04/2016 (2 documents)

First State Investments – Cross-submission on process and issues paper – 13 April 2016 PDF (101 KB)
Published on 18 April 2016
MDL – Cross-submission on process and issues paper – 13 April 2016 PDF (120 KB)
Published on 18 April 2016

Gas DPP process and issues paper – submissions

31/03/2016 (12 documents)

First State Investments – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (77 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
First State Investments – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (189 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Fonterra – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (138 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
GasNet – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (164 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Methanex New Zealand Ltd – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (1.5 MB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MDL – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (120 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MDL – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (117 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MGUG – submission on the gas DPP process and isses paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (285 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Oji Fibre Solutions – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (211 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Powerco – submission on the gas DPP process and isses paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (107 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Powerco – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (240 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Vector – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (107 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016