Under the Commerce Commission’s Information Disclosure requirements, financial, technical and pricing information is published annually.

This is to make sure enough information is readily available for anyone interested in assessing whether the Commerce Act is promoting the long-term benefit of consumers in a market where there is little or no competition.

Pricing Methodology and Prices

Horizon Networks Distribution Limited ("Horizon Networks") owns and operates the electricity distribution business in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This means we provide the physical infrastructure (poles and lines) that delivers electricity to your property.

Horizon Networks' charges relate only to the cost of providing the electricity distribution services.

Horizon Networks is not your electricity retailer. The prices charged by your retailer may be different to those prices Horizon Networks charges your retailer. Customers are advised to contact their retailer to better understand the difference in price.

Prices

Horizon Networks won’t send you an electricity bill.  We charge the electricity retailers, who include our charges, along with their other costs, on the bill they send to you.

Although we are transparent about our tariffs and you can find them on this website, we don’t control how retailers pass these costs on to you.

The line charges on your electricity account include the costs we pass on from Transpower, for transmitting electricity from generation points around New Zealand across the National Grid to ‘grid exit points’ (GXPs) in your area.  The remainder of the charge covers the cost of distributing electricity from these GXPs, across our network assets to your home or business. The cost of the electricity you use is billed by your electricity retailer.

 

Horizon Networks Future Pricing ReviewHorizon Energy Pricing Consultation - Submission SummaryHorizon Energy Pricing Consultation October 2015Price Schedule 2017 - 2018Price Schedule 2016 - 2017Price Schedule 2015 - 2016Price Schedule 2014 - 2015Price Schedule 2013 - 2014Price Schedule 2012 - 2013Price Schedule 2011 - 2012Price Schedule 2010 - 2011Price Schedule 2009 - 2010Price Schedule 2008 - 2009Price Schedule 2007 - 2008Pricing Methodology 2017 - 2018Pricing Methodology 2016 - 2017Pricing Methodology 2015 - 2016Pricing Methodology 2014 - 2015Pricing Methodology 2013 - 2014Pricing Methodology 2012 - 2013Pricing Methodology 2011 - 2012Pricing Methodology 2010 - 2011

Capital Contributions

Pursuant to Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986, the Commerce Commission has determined the disclosure of Capital Contributions under section 2.4.6 of the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012.

The Horizon Networks Capital Contributions Policy has been amended in accordance with the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012.

See also Asset Management.

 

Capital Contributions Policy

Prescribed Terms and Contributions of Contracts

Pursuant to Clause 2.4.9 of the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012 (consolidated in 2015).

 

 

Horizon Energy Use of System Agreement - Electricity Version 2.0Standard New Contract Disclosure

Disclosure Accounts

In order to promote the long-term benefit of consumers by promoting outcomes that are consistent with those produced in competitive markets, Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986 provides for a regulatory regime of electricity lines services, which sets out the provisions for an information disclosure regime.

The purpose of the information disclosure regime is to ensure that sufficient information is readily available to interested persons to assess whether the purpose of Part 4 of the Commerce Act is met.

Horizon Networks' disclosure accounts since 2003 can be viewed below.

 

2016 Information Disclosure Accounts2015 Information Disclosure Accounts2014 Information Disclosure Accounts2013 Information Disclosure Accounts2012 Information Disclosure Accounts2011 Information Disclosure Accounts2010 Information Disclosure Accounts2009 Information Disclosure Accounts2008 Information Disclosure Accounts2007 Accounts, Performance Measures and Statistics2006 Accounts, Performance Measures and Statistics2005 Accounts, Performance Measures and Statistics2004 Accounts, Performance Measures and Statistics 2003 Accounts, Performance Measures and Statistics

Asset Management Plan (AMP)

Managing network assets wisely and sustainably is an important part of optimising Horizon Networks’ lifecycle management strategy. We have an extensive 10 year asset management plan in place.

The objective of our asset management plan is to clarify the current asset management practices used by Horizon Networks and how they will be managed over the next decade. It provides a medium term outline of asset management requirements and specific work programs over the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2027 (10 years).

The next plan will be prepared by 31 March 2018.

 

 

Asset Management Plan Update 2017 - 2027Asset Management Plan 2016 - 2026Asset Management Plan 2015 - 2025Asset Management Plan 2014 - 2024

Participant Outage Plan

As the local electricity distributor in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Horizon Networksis required to prepare and publish an updated “Security of Supply Participant Outage Plan”. This plan describes the rolling outage strategy and methodology in responding to the supply shortage declared by the Electricity Commission, also details the load shedding and restoration procedures to work with the System Operator of the National Grid, retailers and customers in a safe and economical manner.

 

Click here for more information.

Default Price Quality Path

Pursuant to Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986, the Commerce Commission has determined a default price-quality path that applies to electricity distribution businesses that are subject to default/customised price-quality regulation under the Act.

The determination that takes effect on and from 1 April 2015 and applies for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020, resets the default price-quality path provided for by section 54J(2) of the Act, as required by section 54K(1) of the Act.

The default price-quality path, together with the annual compliance statement requirements, are set out in the Electricity Distribution Services Default Price-Quality Path Determination 2015.

The Horizon Networks Default Price-Quality Path Compliance Statements have been prepared to demonstrate compliance, or otherwise, with the price path and quality standards within the determination.

 

Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2016Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2015Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2014Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2013Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2012Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2011

Valuation

The asset valuation as at 31 March 2004 has been completed in compliance with Regulation 19 (in accordance with the ODV Handbook) of the Commerce Commission's Electricity Information Disclosure Requirements 2004.

The valuation has been publicly disclosed and is available for inspection at the Horizon Networks offices in Whakatane.

The Optimised Deprival Value of the line business system assets as at 31 March 2004 as stated in the valuation report is $75,290,589.

The Regulatory Asset Valuations (RAB) for 2008 and 2009 are contained in the AV1 schedules in the Information Disclosure Accounts below.

 

Handbook for ODV - 30 Aug 2004PWC ODV Report 20042009 Information Disclosure Accounts2008 Information Disclosure Accounts

Threshold Compliance

As a monopoly service provider, we are subject to government regulation under the Commerce Act 1986.

Pursuant to the requirements of this Act, the Commerce Commission has set price and quality thresholds as a screening measure to identify distributors that warrant further investigation.

The price and quality thresholds, together with the information reporting requirements, are set out in the Commerce Act (Electricity Distribution Thresholds) Notice 2004, as amended by the Commerce Act (Electricity Distribution Thresholds) Amendment Notice 2006 (the notice).

Our threshold compliance statements have been prepared to demonstrate our compliance, or otherwise, with the thresholds in the notice.

 

Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2010Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2009Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2008Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2007Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2006Statement for the assessment date, 31 March 2005

Security of Supply Participant Outage Plan

As the local electricity distributor in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Horizon Networksis required to prepare and publish an updated “Security of Supply Participant Outage Plan”. This plan describes the rolling outage strategy and methodology in responding to the supply shortage declared by the Electricity Commission, also details the load shedding and restoration procedures to work with the System Operator of the National Grid, retailers and customers in a safe and economical manner. For more information, Download the link below:

 

Security of Supply Participant Outage Plan