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Lines Price Path Threshold – Conference Details

Media Release

Issued 30 October 2003-04/057

Electricity Lines Business: Price Path Threshold
– Conference Details

The Commerce Commission will hold a four day conference next week on its draft decisions regarding resetting the price path threshold.

The conference is part of the Commission’s consultation with interested parties on the development of a targeted control regime for electricity lines businesses.

On 5 September 2003, the Commission released a paper that set out its draft decisions on resetting the price path threshold from 2004. The conference is an opportunity for interested parties to present their submissions orally and for the Commission to ask questions based on those submissions.

The conference will be held from Monday 3 November to Thursday 6 November 2003, in the ground floor conference room located at 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington.

A copy of the conference programme is attached. Media are asked to confirm their attendance with Gail Kernohan, Communications Adviser, (04) 924 3709 or

The Commission received 20 submissions on the draft decisions. All submissions are published on the Commission’s website, (select Electricity Lines Businesses and then Submissions from Interested Parties).

Commission media releases can be viewed on its web site

3 - 6 NOVEMBER 2003


Ground Floor
44 - 52 The Terrace

Monday 3 November 2003
10.00am – 10.15am Opening remarks by the Chair
10.15am – 11.00am WEL Networks
Break: 11.00am – 11.15am
11.15am – 12.30pm PricewaterhouseCoopers (on behalf of 18 lines businesses)
Lunch: 12.30pm –1.30pm
1.30pm – 3.00pm PricewaterhouseCoopers (on behalf of 18 lines businesses)
Break: 3.00pm – 3.15pm
3.15pm – 4.00pm The Lines Company
4.00pm – 4.45pm Electricity Networks Association
Tuesday 4 November 2003
8.30am – 9.15am Marlborough Lines
9.15am – 10.15am Aurora Energy
Break: 10.15am – 10.30am
10.30am – 12.30pm Aurora Energy
Lunch: 12.30pm – 1.45pm
1.45pm – 3.30pm Powerco
Break: 3.30pm – 3.45pm
3.45pm – 5.45pm Powerco
Wednesday 5 November 2003
8.30am – 10.30am Orion New Zealand
Break: 10.30am – 10.45am
10.45am – 12.45pm Orion New Zealand
Lunch: 12.45pm – 1.45pm
1.45pm – 3.15pm Transpower New Zealand
Break: 3.15pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 4.00pm Grey Power
4.00pm – 6.00pm Unison Networks
Thursday 6 November 2003
8.30am – 9.00am Major Electricity Users’ Group
9.00am – 11.15am Vector
Break: 11.15am – 11.30am
11.30am – 1.00pm Vector (Charles River Associates (Asia Pacific) Limited)
1.00pm – 1.15pm Vector
1.15pm – 1.30pm Closing remarks by the Chair

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