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Waikato and Upper North Island voltage management

Project status: Draft decision due September 2018

The closure of Southdown and Otahuhu Power stations in Auckland and the proposed closure of the Huntly Power Station in Waikato are expected to cause voltage management issues in the Auckland and Waitako regions as peak electricity demand increases.

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Study of telecommunications backhaul services

Project status: Submissions on discussion paper due 23 September 2016

The Commission is undertaking a study to improve its understanding of backhaul services under S9A of the Telecomunciations Act.

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Vodafone Europe B.V. and Sky Network Television Limited

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The Commerce Commission has received clearance applications from Vodafone Europe B.V. and Sky Network Television Limited in respect of the proposed merger of Vodafone and Sky in New Zealand.

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Investigation into Spark’s resale voice services

Project status: Responses to questionnaires due 12 August 2016

We are currently investigating whether Spark's resale voice services should be deregulated.

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2015/16 TDL liability allocation determination

Project status: QLPs provide specified information and assurance reports 22 September 2016

The liability allocation determination for the 2015/16 Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

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NZME Limited and Fairfax New Zealand Limited

Project status: Final decision due 15 March 2017

The Commerce Commission has received an application from NZME Limited and Fairfax NZ Limited seeking authorisation to merge their media operations in New Zealand.

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Profitability of electricity distributors following first adjustments to revenue limits

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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.

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UBA section 30R review of non-price terms

Project status: Draft decision due 31 August 2016

On 1 April 2015, the Commission commenced a section 30R review of the STD for the UBA service.

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Form of control and RAB indexation

Project status: Process update due September 2016

The Commission is currently reviewing the input methodologies (IMs), which it is required to do within 7 years of setting them.

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CPP requirements

Project status: Process update due September 2016

This page contains information on the review of the input methodologies for customised price-quality paths (CPP requirements) topic being considered as part of the input methodologies review.

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2017-2022 Default price-quality path

Project status: Policy paper for the DPP reset due September 2016

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

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Gas pipelines issues

Project status: Process update due September 2016

This page contains information on the gas pipeline issues being considered as part of the input methodologies review.

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Cost of capital

Project status: Cross-submissions on Topic Paper 4 – Cost of capital issues due 25 August 2016

This page contains information on cost of capital issues being considered as part of the input methodologies review.

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Review of Milk Price Calculation 2015/16 season

Project status: Submissions on draft report due 1 September 2016

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Emerging technology in the energy sector

Project status: Process update due September 2016

This page contains information on the emerging technology topic being considered as part of the input methodologies review.

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Airport profitability assessment

Project status: Process update due September 2016

This page contains information on the airports profitability assessment topic being considered as part of the input methodologies review.

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Z Energy’s application for clearance to acquire Chevron New Zealand

Project status: Clearance determination due mid-May 2016

The Commerce Commission received an application from Z Energy Limited seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex brand in New Zealand.

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Input methodologies review

Project status: Cross-submissions on Topic Paper 4 – Cost of capital issues due 25 August 2016

This page includes information on the review of the input methodologies that the Commission must undertake within 7 years of setting the input methodologies.

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Cost of capital 2016

Project status: WACC for CPP for EDBs due 30 September 2016

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