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Airports information disclosure summary and analysis

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Under Section 53B(2)(b) of the Act, the Commerce Commission is required to publish summary and analysis of information that is publicly disclosed by regulated airports.

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Gas information disclosure summary and analysis

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Under Section 53B(2)(b) of the Act, the Commerce Commission is required to publish summary and analysis of information that is publicly disclosed by regulated gas pipeline businesses.

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2013/14 TDL Liability allocation determination

Project status: Specified information and assurance report due 22 September 2014

The liability allocation determination for the 2013/14 Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

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Amendments to Information Disclosure Requirements 2015

Project status: Submissions on the paper “Proposed process – Amendments to information disclosure requirements” are due 11 July 2014. Any further issues that interested parties want considered through this process are also due 11 July 2014.

The Commission is considering amending the information disclosure determinations for electricity distribution and gas pipeline businesses to address identified issues for the 2015 disclosures for electricity distribution and gas pipeline services.

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Monitoring strategy

Project status: Workshop 4 July 2014

The Commission is currently undertaking a review of all of its monitoring functions. As part of this review we have produced a consultation document that focuses on metrics for mobile monitoring.

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Review of Milk Price Calculation 2013/14 season

Project status: Submissions on on Fonterra's section 150T reasons due 15 July 2014

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New UBA Variants

Project status: Cross-submissions on issues paper due 1 August 2014

The Commerce Commission must assess whether New UBA Variants proposed by Chorus fall within the existing UBA Service Description.

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Unbundled Copper Local Loop and Unbundled Bitstream Access services final pricing principle

Project status: Cross-submissions on expert WACC reports due 4 August 2014. Submissions and cross-submissions on Regulatory framework and modelling approach consultation paper due 6 and 20 August 2014

This section holds all the current information regarding the Commission's final pricing principle price review for the Unbundled Copper Local Loop (UCLL) service and the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) services.

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Further work on WACC

Project status: Ingo Vogelsang critique of draft decision due 1 August 2014. Draft decision on the date the WACC determinations must be published by, due 1 August 2014

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Transpower’s Price-Quality Path from 2015 to 2020

Project status: We are now finalising our decision on setting Transpower’s individual price-quality path for 2015-2020, including our decision on grid output measures and expenditure allowances

The next individual price-quality path for Transpower is due to start on 1 April 2015.

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Amending the allowance and outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project

Project status: Final Determination of our decision on whether to amend Transpower’s allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project will be published on 28 August 2015

We have received an application from Transpower to increase its approved allowance and amend three minor outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project. If we decide to amend the allowance, Transpower will be able to recover some, or all, costs incurred above the original amount approved. We will evaluate Transpower’s application and make a decision that is in the long-term benefit of consumers.

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Summary and analysis of information disclosed in March 2013

Project status: On hold until the default price-quality path for 17 electricity distributors has been reset.

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Default Price-Quality Path from 2015

Project status: Question and answer session on models for draft determination 25 July 2014

The next default price-quality paths for 17 electricity distributors are due to start on 1 April 2015.

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Section 56G Reports

Project status: Feedback sought on Airports s56G project due 24 April 2014

The Commission is required to report to the Ministers of Commerce and Transport as to how effectively information disclosure (ID) regulation is promoting the purpose of Part 4 of the Commerce Act in respect of a specified airport service.

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Amendments and clarifications

Project status: Final decision on all amendments to input methodologies for Transpower due 29 August 2014

On this page you can find input methodologies related correspondence. From time to time the Commission may also publish updates on process relating to input methodologies.

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Cost of capital

Project status: Final determination for WACC for information disclosure for GPBs and Airports (with June year-end) and Transpower (Vector, GasNet, AIAL, CIAL and Transpower) due 31 July 2014

The cost of capital is the financial return investors require from an investment given its risk.

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