Thursday, 13th May, 2021

Today we published submissions on our draft decision on Aurora Energy's information disclosure requirements. We received submissions from:

  1. Central Otago District Council
  2. Powerco Limited
  3. Aurora Energy and supporting document
  4. Electricity Networks Association
  5. Vector Limited
  6. Gerrard Eckhoff
  7. Lyndon Weggery
  8. Trevor Tinworth
  9. Ben Perchik

These submissions are available on our website at https://comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/electricity-lines/projects/our-assessment-of-aurora-energys-investment-plan.

Cross-submission process

We are currently seeking cross-submissions (comments on other parties’ submissions) on our draft decision on Aurora Energy's information disclosure requirements. Submissions close by 5pm on Monday 24 May 2021.

Submissions on the technical drafting of the draft determination

On 7 May, we granted Aurora Energy's request to a submission extension to comment on detailed technical drafting of the draft determination only and as such we invite all interested parties to submit on this by 5pm on Monday 24 May 2021.

Further information

Please note key process dates below:

24 May 2021

Cross-submissions on Aurora Energy’s draft information disclosure decision due

24 May 2021

Submissions on technical drafting of the draft determination due

31 May 2021

Cross-submissions on technical drafting of the draft determination due

August 2021

Final decision due


Please email your submission (or cross-submission, if applicable) to this email address feedbackauroraplan@comcom.govt.nz with 'Aurora ID Draft Decision' in the subject line of your email.  All submissions will be published on our website, unless you indicate to us that your submission, or parts of it, are confidential.

Meeting with Aurora Energy and Commerce Commission

On 3 May the Commerce Commission and Aurora Energy met to discuss the technical drafting of the draft information disclosure decisions and any workability issues identified by Aurora that might impact on the future effectiveness of the draft information disclosure requirements.

Today we are also publishing a summary of the key points raised by Aurora Energy and a recording of the meeting (redacted to remove a small amount of detail such as personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information), where you can find further details of what was discussed. The summary does not include our side of the discussion with Aurora Energy on the points they raised in this meeting, but this can be heard in the recording. This meeting was for the information only and Aurora Energy is expected to formally include any points discussed in its written submission to be considered. We invite interested parties to review and cross-submit on this material.  

 

Further details on any of the above please visit our website https://comcom.govt.nz/regulated-industries/electricity-lines/projects/our-assessment-of-aurora-energys-investment-plan.