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Regulation of Electricity Lines Businesses

Regulation of Electricity Lines Businesses:

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Issued 7 June 2002/62

Regulation of Electricity Lines Businesses: submissions available on Commission's website

Submissions on the Commerce Commission's Discussion Paper on Regulation of Electricity Lines Businesses are now available on the its website at

The Discussion Paper, released in March, describes the Commission's proposals for its new responsibilities under the Commerce Act to set performance thresholds and, if required, control prices, revenues and quality of supply of New Zealand's 30 large electricity lines businesses, including Transpower.

The Commission invited interested parties, including consumers and industry participants, to make written submissions on the proposals in the Discussion Paper and these are now available on the website.

A public conference, which will be held in Wellington on 17-19 and 23-24 July, will allow those parties who have provided written submissions to make oral presentations and answer the Commission's questions. The conference will be held at Level 5, CSI House, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington.


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