CEG Asia Pacific Conducts Economic Review of Electricity Authority's Proposed Changes to the Transmission Pricing Methodology

Feb 8, 2013

The Electricity Authority (EA) in New Zealand has proposed material changes to the Transmission Pricing Methodology (TPM). Most significantly, it plans to merge the high voltage direct current (HVDC) link and interconnection charges and to recover a proportion of the required revenue from parties deemed to be ‘private beneficiaries’ of certain investments. It proposes to use this ‘beneficiaries pays’ approach to set prices for new assets and for investments made since May 2004 exceeding $2 million. This already encompasses a significant proportion of the grid and, in time, will capture all of it.

CEG Asia Pacific was commissioned by Transpower New Zealand to conduct the economic review.  CEG’s report is available here.

CEG economists in 2013 International Who's Who List of Economists

Jan 10, 2013

CEG's Mike Dunbar, Nils von Hinten Reed,  Tom Hird,  Jason Ockerby and Barbara Veronese have been included in Global Competition Review's International Who's Who list of Lawyers and Economists 2013.

Recruitment for CEG European Offices

Jan 10, 2013

CEG Europe is seeking exceptional and highly motivated economists to join our Rotterdam and London offices. If you enjoy economics and want to apply those skills to real-world policy issues then this opportunity might be right for you. We are looking for graduates to undertake research, analyse data and draft reports. Suitable candidates will have the following attributes:

CEG is Again in Top 20 Economics Consultancies According to Global Competition Review

Dec 20, 2012

CEG is again in top 20 economics consultancies according to global competition review.

New Zealand Commerce Commission Announces Small Reduction in Wholesale Price for Chorus' Local Copper Lines

Dec 3, 2012

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the wholesale price for access to Chorus’ unbundled copper local loop (UCLL).  The new geographically averaged price is $23.52 per month per line.  This price will come into effect on 1 December 2014.  This price is a 3.85% reduction on the prices set in 2007 ($24.46).  The UCLL final decision is available here.

CEG Asia Pacific advised Chorus Ltd in regards to the UCLL re-benchmarking review.

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