2017-2022 Default price-quality path

On 31 May 2017 we reset the default price-quality paths that apply to gas distribution and gas transmission businesses.

The Commission must reset the components of a DPP before it expires to create a new path for the new regulatory period. The current regulatory period expires on 30 September 2017. For more information on the 2013 DPPs, please see our Initial gas pipeline DPP page.

A DPP reset is an opportunity to determine appropriate price and quality controls for the future to ensure the objectives of the Part 4 regulatory regime are being promoted.

Consultation materials for this process along with the key dates for this process are available below.

For any enquiries in relation to the Gas DPP reset process, please contact Joseph Highet.

Input methodologies review

We have recently reviewed the Input Methodologies (IMs) that apply to gas transmission and distribution businesses. We need to apply the IMs to certain aspects of the DPP reset process (such as weighted average cost of capital (WACC), treatment of taxation and form of control) these IMs needed to be set before the DPP reset could be finalised.

More information on this process is available on our IMs review page.

For any enquiries in relation to the IMs review process, please contact Karen Smith.

Distribution businesses affected by the 2017 DPP reset

  • GasNet
  • Powerco Limited
  • Vector Limited
  • First Gas Limited*

Transmission business affected by the 2017 DPP reset

  • First Gas Limited*

*First Gas’ transmission owns and operates the former Vector and Maui Development Limited transmission networks.

Documents

Open letter seeking feedback on the process for setting default price-quality paths for GPBs

24/07/2017 (1 documents)

Open letter seeking feedback on the process for setting default price-quality paths for GPBs – 24 July 2017 PDF (344 KB)
Published on 24 July 2017

Gas DPP reset 2017: Final decision – Supplier information

31/05/2017 (13 documents)

Gas DPP – Strata recommendations following Draft Decision submission assessment – 30 March 2017 PDF (261 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assessment – First Gas (Distribution) – 6 April 2017 PDF (361 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Commission email to First Gas (Distribution) seeking further information – 7 April 2017 PDF (66 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Commission and First Gas (Distribution) meeting notes – 13 April 2017 PDF (346 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – First Gas (Distribution) additional information following 13 April meeting (by email) – 20 April 2017 PDF (79 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – First Gas (Distribution) additional information following 13 April meeting (by email) – Asset Condition Grading PDF – 20 April 2017 PDF (535 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Commission clarifying email about First Gas (Distribution) 20 April 2017 additional information – 26 April 2017 PDF (104 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – First Gas (Distribution) response to Commission 26 April 2017 clarifying email – 27 April 2017 PDF (64 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – First Gas (Transmission) – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (553 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Vector – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (556 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – GasNet – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (532 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP Strata Dashboard First Gas Distribution 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (546 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Powerco – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (570 KB)
Published on 31 May 2017

Gas DPP 2017 reset: Backcasting model

27/04/2017 (1 documents)

Gas DPP reset – Revised backcasting model – 27 April 2017 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (540 KB)
Published on 27 April 2017

Gas DPP reset 2017: draft decision – supplier information

29/03/2017 (25 documents)

Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – First Gas Distribution – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (539 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – First Gas (Distribution) – 31 October 2016 PDF (662 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – First Gas (Distribution) – 28 November 2016 PDF (492 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – First Gas Transmission – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (543 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – First Gas (Transmission) – 16 November 2016 PDF (513 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – First Gas – 7-9 November 2016 PDF (350 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – First Gas – 25 November 2016 PDF (306 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – First Gas (Transmission) – 28 November 2016 PDF (410 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – GasNet – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (524 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – GasNet – 31 October 2016 PDF (607 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – GasNet – 4 November 2016 PDF (224 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – GasNet – 11 November 2016 PDF (119 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – GasNet – 21 November PDF (405 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Powerco – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (564 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – Powerco – 31 October 2016 PDF (843 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – Powerco – 4 November 2016 PDF (223 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – Powerco – 18 November 2016 PDF (473 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – Powerco – 21 November 2016 PDF (416 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Dashboard – Vector – 13 December 2016 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (547 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata BAU Variance Check and AMP Evidence Assessment – Vector – 31 October 2016 PDF (537 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Commission Questions for Supplier Evidence Stage – Vector – 8 November 2016 PDF (223 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Supplier Responses for Supplier Evidence Stage – Vector – 1 Februrary 2017 PDF (166 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
Gas DPP – Strata Recommendations Following Supplier Evidence Assesment Responses – Vector – 29 November 2016 PDF (495 KB)
Published on 10 February 2017
First Gas – s53ZD response – 14 September 2016 PDF (279 KB)
Vector – s53ZD response – 14 September 2016 PDF (627 KB)
Published on 29 March 2017

Update on forecasting expenditure approach

01/11/2016 (1 documents)

Gas DPP reset 2017 – Current views on forecasting expenditure – 31 October 2016 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (2.3 MB)
Published on 01 November 2016

Gas DPP process and issues paper – cross-submissions

18/04/2016 (2 documents)

First State Investments – Cross-submission on process and issues paper – 13 April 2016 PDF (101 KB)
Published on 18 April 2016
MDL – Cross-submission on process and issues paper – 13 April 2016 PDF (120 KB)
Published on 18 April 2016

Gas DPP process and issues paper – submissions

31/03/2016 (12 documents)

First State Investments – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (77 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
First State Investments – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (189 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Fonterra – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (138 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
GasNet – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (164 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Methanex New Zealand Ltd – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (1.5 MB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MDL – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (120 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MDL – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (117 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
MGUG – submission on the gas DPP process and isses paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (285 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Oji Fibre Solutions – submission on the gas DPP process and issues paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (211 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Powerco – submission on the gas DPP process and isses paper – 30 March 2016 PDF (107 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Powerco – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper (IMs matters) – 24 March 2016 PDF (240 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016
Vector – submission on Gas DPP process and issues paper – 24 March 2016 PDF (107 KB)
Published on 31 March 2016