What is a CPP?

A customised price-quality path (CPP) is where the regulator (in this case, the Commerce Commission) approves changes to the standard allowances for what an electricity network business can charge its customers, and minimum service levels over a specified period.

Our application

Aurora Energy submitted our CPP application to the Commerce Commission on 12 June 2020. This application sought regulatory approval for a programme of investment to undertake essential maintenance and upgrades across Ōtākou, to keep Aurora Energy’s network in Ōtepoti Dunedin, Central Otago, Wānaka and Tāhuna Queenstown safe, resilient, and able to meet expected electricity demand.

View our CPP Application and supporting documentation here.

The final decision

The Commerce Commission announced their final decision on our application in March 2021, and the new prices came into effect on 1 April 2021.

Our CPP allows Aurora Energy to invest $563 million on our electricity network over five years (2021 – 2026), which is split into:

  • $327 million of capital expenditure on new assets and network improvements
  • $236 million of operational and maintenance expenditure

You can also visit the Commerce Commission’s website for more information on its review and consultation process www.comcom.govt.nz/aurora