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Review of Milk Price Manual 2014/15 season

Project status: Submissions on draft report due 17 November 2014

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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: Draft TDL liability allocation determination due 31 October 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 draft decisions are due 5 December 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: Revised annual communications questionnaire due 17 October 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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New UBA Variants

Project status: The Commerce Commission’s investigation into Chorus’ proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service has been put on hold.

The Commerce Commission’s investigation into Chorus’ proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service has been put on hold.

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

Project status: Draft determination due 1 December 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: Our final decision on the WACC percentile will be released on 30 October 2014

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Transpower’s Price-Quality Path from 2015 to 2020

Project status: We have published our final decision and issued our final draft individual price-quality path determination, excluding revenue figures, for technical consultation. We have also issued our information gathering notice to Transpower to calculate its revenue

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: Our decision on whether to amend Transpower’s allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project is due to be published 31 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: Updated version of the determination due 20 October 2014

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

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Amendments and clarifications

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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 September year-end information disclosure for GDBs (Powerco) due 31 October 2014

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

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