Under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986 (the Act) non-exempt electricity distribution businesses (EDBs) and gas pipeline services (GPBs) are subject to default/customised price-quality regulation. The purpose of default-customised price-quality regulation is to provide a relatively low-cost way of setting price-quality paths for suppliers of regulated services, while allowing suppliers the opportunity to propose alternative price-quality paths that better meet their particular circumstances.
- More information about the default price-quality path as it applies to EDBs
- More information about the default price-quality paths proposed for GPBs
This fact sheet provides an overview of customised price-quality regulation under the Commerce Act. With a focus on electricity distribution and gas distribution and transmission businesses, it explains why a business might apply for a customised price-quality path and the process that is involved.
How to submit a customised price-quality path proposal.
The Commission is seeking guidance from the High Court on the timeframe for determining a customised price-quality path (CPP) under sections 53T(2) and 53ZA(1) of the Commerce Act 1986.