Powerco moves to Customised Price-quality path

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Commerce Commission today published a final decision on Powerco’s customised price-quality path (CPP) proposal.

Powerco Chief Executive Nigel Barbour said the Commission’s decision was very satisfying for the many people involved.

“The decision is a reflection of the confidence that the Commerce Commission has in Powerco and its ability to deliver on the proposal,” he said.

“Powerco is pleased to be given the mandate to further invest in its network.

We are committed to providing what our customers told us they wanted. They expect a safe, resilient network that encompasses future energy demands. The CPP outcome allows us to deliver that.”

“The process that Powerco followed with our customers, the Commerce Commission, the independent verifier, and industry groups such as MEUG and ERANZ to get to this decision was robust, constructive and challenging,” said Mr Barbour.

The proposal was developed and modified many times. “We talked to many industry experts and customers. We underwent vigilant independent verification, more than what was required. We considered stakeholder and customer expectations and what we needed to do to meet these.”

“The business has worked extremely hard to be at this point. We already have the resources and partnerships in place to drive the changes we need to.”

“Our focus for previous years has been on gearing up to ensure the business is poised to deliver its five year plan efficiently and effectively,” he said. 

“This is milestone in Powerco’s history and we are proud to be in this position.”

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