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Commission conference starts today


Commission conference starts today: Regulation of electricity lines businesses

The Commerce Commission will this morning commence a four-day conference on its review of asset valuation methodologies of electricity lines businesses. The Commission’s work on regulation of electricity lines businesses is under Part 4A of the Commerce Act.

The Commission released a discussion paper in October on its review of methodologies that could be used to value the fixed assets of electricity lines businesses. The conference is for interested parties to make oral presentations based on earlier submissions to the Commission and for the Commission to ask questions.

The conference will be held at Level 5, CSI House, 166 Featherston Street, Wellington.

Any media representatives interested in attending should contact Jackie Maitland (details below).

The Commission intends to release a paper announcing the results of the review of asset valuation methodologies by the end of the year.

The Commission’s discussion paper, and copies of all submissions are available on the Commission’s website, http://www.comcom.govt.nz, under the section on electricity lines businesses.Agenda for the Review of Asset Valuation Methodologies Conference.

Chair: John Belgrave

Commission Members: Paula Rebstock, Donal Curtin, Denese Bates, Peter Taylor

Monday 25 November 9am Opening remarks by Chair 9.15am – 11.45am Orion 11.45am – 12pm Break 12pm – 1.15pm NGC 1.15pm – 2.15pm Lunch 2.15pm – 3.45pm Vector 3.45 – 4pm Break 4pm – 5.45pm Vector (continued)

Tuesday 26 November 8.45am – 9.30am Captive Port Consumers Group 9.30am – 11am PricewaterhouseCoopers 11.am – 11.15am Break 11.15am – 12pm Windflow Technology 12pm – 1pm Lunch 1pm – 2.30pm Dunedin Electricity 2.30pm – 3.15pm Grey Power

Wednesday 27 November 9am – 9.45am Federated Farmers 9.45am – 10.45am MEUG 10.45am – 11am Break 11am – 11.45am WEL Networks 11.45am – 12.30pm Enermet 12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm – 3pm Hawke’s Bay Networks 3pm – 3.15pm Break 3.15pm – 6pm Simon Terry Associates

Thursday 28 November 8.45pm – 10.15pm PowerCo 10.15am – 10.30am Break 10.30am – 12.30am PowerCo (continued) 12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm – 3pm UMS 3pm – 3.15pm Break 3.15pm – 6pm Transpower


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