Amending the allowance and outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project

On 30 September 2013 Transpower submitted an application to the Commission to amend the allowance for the North Island Grid Upgrade project. On 6 August 2015 we published our final decision.

Transpower’s application sought an amendment to the originally approved Maximum Capital Allowance and four major capex project outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade project. Transpower spent $894 million delivering the project, $70 million more than the originally approved MCA of $824 million, and some of the delivered outputs differed from those originally approved. On 3 March 2015 Transpower modified its amendment application by proposing another output. The information relevant to this proposed amendment can be found below with the original application.

The Maximum Capital Allowance was originally approved by the Electricity Commission in July 2007. We have since assumed responsibility for projects approved by the Electricity Commission, and have assessed this application under our rules and processes.

The Commission’s decision on Transpower’s application to amend the major capex allowance (MCA) for the North Island Grid Upgrade project is to set an allowance of $876.3 million. This is an increase of $52.3 million above the $824 million originally approved, but is $17.7 million less than the $894 million Transpower applied for.

The Commission has also approved Transpower’s proposed amendments to the major capex project outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade project.

The final decision can be found below.

Documents

Final decision – Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project

06/08/2015 (1 documents)

[2015] NZCC 21 Amending Transpower’s allowance and outputs for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project – Final decision – 6 August 2015 PDF (1.6 MB)
Published on 06 August 2015

Draft decision – Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project

23/04/2015 (2 documents)

Amending Transpowers allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project – Draft decision – 23 April 2015 PDF (1.4 MB)
Published on 23 April 2015
NIGU project information requests sent to Transpower – 23 April 2015 PDF (448 KB)
Published on 23 April 2015

Cross-submissions on independent report reviewing the Alliance contract, and property and easement acquisition strategy for the NIGU project

10/09/2014 (2 documents)

MEUG cross-submission on Alliance contract and property and easement acquisition reports – 8 September 2014 PDF (120 KB)
Published on 10 September 2014
Transpower cross-submission on MEUG submission on Strata report – 8 September 2014 PDF (193 KB)
Published on 10 September 2014

Submissions on independent report reviewing the Alliance contract, and property and easement acquisition strategy for the NIGU project

02/09/2014 (3 documents)

MEUG submission on Alliance contract and property and easement acquisition reports – 1 September 2014 PDF (104 KB)
Published on 02 September 2014
Transpower submission on Calverton property and easement acquisition report – 1 September 2014 PDF (2.7 MB)
Published on 02 September 2014
Transpower submission on Strata Alliance contract report – 1 September 2014 PDF (4.1 MB)
Published on 02 September 2014

Issues paper - Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project

29/11/2013 (1 documents)

Issues paper - Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project 29 November 2013 PDF (908 KB)
Published on 29 November 2013

Process Paper – Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project

21/10/2013 (1 documents)

Process Paper - Amending the allowance and outputs for the NIGU Project 21 October 2013 PDF (72 KB)
Published on 21 October 2013