Powerco customised price-quality path proposal

On 12 June 2017 we received Powerco’s application seeking a customised price-quality path (CPP) that would allow it to invest $1.32 billion in upgrading its electricity lines network over 5 years, starting in 2018.

Powerco is proposing to expand its North Island network to account for population growth as well as replace or upgrade ageing assets including lines, poles and substations. Its planned investment represents an increase of about 55% compared to what it invested in its network over the past 5 years.

This investment would be recovered through price increases impacting 320,000 homes and businesses in Manawatu, Whanganui, Taranaki, Tararua, Wairarapa, Coromandel, Eastern and Southern Waikato and Western Bay of Plenty.

Powerco estimates its current plan would increase lines charges by .79c a week or $41 annually for the average household. Price increases would vary across regions dependent on the level of investment Powerco makes in each area.

Powerco's electricity networks are in the Taranaki, Wanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Wairarapa regions, including the urban centres of New Plymouth, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Masterton, as well as Tauranga and the surrounding rural areas and the eastern and southern Waikato, Thames and Coromandel regions.

Powerco's network area

 

Powerco CPP map

   

Click on the map to see more on Powerco's CPP.

Documents

Submissions received on Powerco CPP issues paper

27/09/2017 (13 documents)

Notification email – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (328 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Aurora Energy – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (477 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Contact Energy – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (692 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
ERANZ – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (451 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Fonterra – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (292 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Kamandu Developments Limited – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 21 September 2017 PDF (173 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
MEUG – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (457 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
NZIER (on behalf of MEUG) – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (1020 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Orion – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 20 September 2017 PDF (416 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Powerco – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (576 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Transpower – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (733 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
Trustpower – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (707 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017
T3-TransitionTownThames – Submission on Powerco CPP Issues paper – 22 September 2017 PDF (48 KB)
Published on 27 September 2017

Process for determining Powerco’s customised price-quality path

22/06/2017 (1 documents)

Process for determining Powerco's customised price-quality path – 22 June 2017 PDF (766 KB)
Published on 22 June 2017