Amending the allowance and outputs for the Upper South Island Stage 1 project

On the 27 August 2014 Transpower submitted a proposal to the Commission to amend the allowance for the Upper South Island Grid Upgrade Stage 1 project.

Transpower’s proposal sought an amendment to the Upper South Island Grid Upgrade Stage 1 project outputs in order to:

  • purchase another piece of land near Rangitata for a second switching station
  • purchase easements for re-routing transmission lines near the switching stations
  • complete investigations and designs to obtain designation and easements
  • obtain designations
  • include existing land and new land in the Regulatory Asset Base.

Taking into account the changes proposed above, Transpower’s application also requested an increase in the major capex allowance of $4.15m which would set the maximum major capex allowance at $9.14m (taking into account underspend to date).

On 18 November 2014, Transpower submitted a letter revising their application – reducing the requested increase in the maximum major capex allowance to $3m.

The Commission approved Transpower’s revised application on 26 February 2015, setting the major capex allowance for Upper South Island Reliability Stage 1 project at $7.99m.

Information on the original project approval is available at Upper South Island Grid Upgrade Stage 1.

Documents

Final decision on Transpower’s application for an amendment to Upper South Island reliability Stage 1

26/02/2015 (1 documents)

[2015] NZCC 4 Final decision on Transpower's application for an amendment to Upper South Island Stage 1 – 26 February 2015 PDF (986 KB)
Published on 26 February 2015

Upper South Island Reliability Stage 1 draft decision

25/11/2014 (1 documents)

Upper South Island Reliability Stage 1 draft decisions and reasons paper – 25 November 2014 PDF (1.1 MB)
Published on 25 November 2014

Update to Transpowers application for amendment

19/11/2014 (1 documents)

Upper South Island Reliability Stage 1 Project – Revision Amendment – 18 November 2014 PDF (917 KB)
Published on 19 November 2014

Transpower application to amend the allowance and outputs for the Upper South Island Stage 1 Project

06/10/2014 (1 documents)

Transpower's application to amend the allowance and outputs for the USI Stage 1 Project – August 2014 PDF (1.5 MB)
Published on 06 October 2014