2015-2020 Default price-quality path

The 2015–2020 default price-quality path currently applies to electricity distribution businesses. It took effect on 1 April 2015 and expires on 31 March 2020.

On 28 November 2014 we published our decision to reset the 2010-2015 default price-quality path. Our reasons for this decision and the determination that distributors must comply with from 1 April 2015 are available below along with other supporting information.

Distributors subject to the 2015-2020 Default Price-Quality Path

Alpine Energy

Horizon Energy Top Energy
Aurora Energy The Lines Company Unison Networks
Centralines Network Tasman Vector
Eastland Networks Nelson Electricity Wellington Electricity
Electricity Ashburton OtagoNet Joint Venture  
Electricity Invercargill Powerco  

Information on the consultation process used to make our decision, including draft proposals for the price-quality path and submissions from interested persons, is available on the consultation page.

Orion New Zealand scheduled to transition to default price-quality path in 2019

On 1 April 2019, Orion New Zealand is scheduled to transition from its customised path to the default price-quality path that is applicable to the distributors listed above. This means Orion New Zealand will only be subject to the default price-quality path for one year before the end of the regulatory period.

Information on Orion’s customised price-quality path is available on the proposal page.

Background Information on electricity distributors and default price-quality paths

The electricity distributor map shows the areas serviced by each of New Zealand’s electricity distributors with indicative changes in prices for those subject to the 2015-2020 Default price-quality path.

Read more background information on default price-quality paths for electricity distributors in the fact sheet.

Documents

2015-2020 DPP guidance: capex wash-up adjustment

10/12/2015 (1 documents)

EDB capex wash-up adjustment recoverable cost calculation sheet – 11 December 2015 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1.2 MB)
Published on 11 December 2015

Open letter seeking feedback on the process for setting default price-quality path for EDBs

27/02/2015 (1 documents)

Open letter seeking feedback on the process for setting the default price-quality paths for EDBs – 27 February 2015 PDF (2 MB)
Published on 27 February 2015

Final version of the financial and other models for the default price-quality path for electricity distribution 2015-2020

28/11/2014 (22 documents)

Financial model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1.2 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Opex projections model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (925 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Capex projections model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1.2 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Revenue growth model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (874 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Line length model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (866 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Price indices model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (883 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
GDP growth model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (899 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Population growth model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (918 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
CPI projections model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (885 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Consumer bills impact model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1.1 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Additional allowance calculations – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (948 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Claw back model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (880 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Other regulated income and disposed assets model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (882 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Consumer bills feeder model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (3.8 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Capex cap calculation – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (894 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Trend analysis model – Constant price revenue growth – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (957 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Quality of service targets model – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Data for charts and graphs – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (1.4 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Inputs for models – EDB DPP 2015-2020 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (2.2 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Econometric model for opex EDB DPP – 2015-2020 zip (36 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Econometric model for revenue – EDB DPP 2015-2020 zip (204 KB)
Published on 28 November 2014
Quality of service targets supporting data and intermediate calculations – EDB DPP 2015-2020 zip (11 MB)
Published on 28 November 2014

Final input methodology amendments for electricity distribution default price quality paths (Type 1 and 2)

27/11/2014 (2 documents)

[2014] NZCC 31 Electricity Distribution Services Input Methodology Amendments Determination 2014 – 27 November 2014 PDF (3.8 MB)
Published on 27 November 2014
Final reasons paper – Electricity distribution input methodology amendments (Type 1 and 2) – 27 November 2014 PDF (573 KB)
Published on 27 November 2014