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Further work on WACC

Project status: Submissions on process update paper due 1 May 2014

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Transpower’s Price-Quality Path from 2015 to 2020

Project status: Draft decision on expenditure allowances and quality standards, and our draft decision on compliance obligations and the form of IPP are due on 16 May 2014

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

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Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA)

Project status: Cross-submissions on further consultation paper due 24 April 2014

The UBA Service is a DSL enabled service that enables access to, and interconnection with, that part of Chorus’ fixed Public Data Network (PDN) that connects the End User’s building to Chorus’ first data switch (or equivalent facility), other than a DSLAM. This is a designated access service.

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Unbundled Copper Low Frequency (UCLF)

Project status: Final decision to be released 30 April - 16 May 2014

The UCLF service is a service that enables access to, and interconnection with, the low frequency band (being the frequency between 300 and 3400 Hz) in Chorus’ copper Local Loop Network.

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Unbundled Copper Local Loop (UCLL)

Project status: Cross-submissions on further consultation paper due 24 April 2014

The UCLL service enables access to, and interconnection with, Chorus’ copper local loop network.

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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: Submissions on issues paper due 30 April 2014

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

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2012/13 TDL Liability allocation determination

Project status: Revised Draft TDL liability allocation determination due 23 April 2014

The liability allocation determination for the 2012/13 Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL) covers the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.

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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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Bunnythorpe-Haywards A and B lines conductor replacement investment proposal

Project status: Cross-submissions on draft decision due 28 April 2014

On 8 November 2013, Transpower submitted a major capex proposal and seeks our approval to upgrade the Bunnythorpe Haywards lines A and B. Transpower is seeking $161 million dollars in 2020 prices. Transpower’s proposal and our evaluation timeframes are available below.

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Amendments and Clarifications

Project status: Draft decision on expenditure incentives due 30 April 2014. Final decision on amendments to IMs for Transpower due 16 May 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 EDBs and Airports with March year-end (EDBs and WIAL) due 30 April 2014

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

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