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Notice of Commerce Commission’s Amendment to the Electricity Distribution Services Default Price-Quality Path

The Commerce Commission (“Commission”) gives notice that it has amended, under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986 (“Act”), the Electricity Distribution Services Default Price-Quality Path Determination 2020 [2019] NZCC 21.

The amendment is set out in the Electricity Distribution Services Default Price-Quality Path (Wellington Electricity transition) Amendments Determination 2020 [2020] NZCC 25 (“DPP Amendment Determination”).

The DPP Amendment Determination comes into force on 1 April 2021.

The DPP Amendment Determination makes Wellington Electricity Lines Limited (“Wellington Electricity”) subject (from 1 April 2021) to the default price-quality path that generally applies to regulated electricity distribution businesses. Wellington Electricity is subject to a customised price-quality path until 31 March 2021.

Copies of the DPP Amendment Determination and the Commission’s reasons paper are available on the Commission’s website at https://comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/electricity-lines/projects/wellington-electricitys-20222025-dpp, and are available for inspection free of charge at the Commission (during ordinary office hours), or for purchase at a reasonable price at the Commission, 44 The Terrace, Wellington.

Date of Notice: 26 November 2020.

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