Open letter – our regulatory priorities for energy networks and airports
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On 29 April 2021 we published an Open Letter seeking views on the emerging issues for electricity networks, gas networks, and airports as they relate to our responsibilities under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986 (Part 4).
We asked how we should prioritise these issues when planning our work programme in the near term, particularly considering emerging issues that relate to New Zealand’s decarbonisation and use of new energy sector technologies (the “energy transition”) and the impacts of COVID-19.
Submissions on the open letter closed on 28 May 2021 and can be found below. We thank parties for their submissions and we will take these into consideration as we plan upcoming processes such as the reset of the default price-quality paths for Gas Pipeline Businesses, and upcoming statutory review of input methodologies under Part 4 of the Commerce Act.
A number of important and complex issues were raised in submissions. These have been captured in a summary published on 12 October 2021 and can be found below.
A virtual workshop via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 2 November, 9am–12pm will be held to discuss issues further, focussing on decarbonisation for electricity lines services.