On 11 April 2007, Country Energy submitted an application to the Tribunal under clause 2.3 of the Regulation of Excluded Distribution Services Rule 2004/01 (“Rule”) to increase its charges for the construction, maintenance and asset management components of its public lighting business. The Tribunal is satisfied that Country Energy’s proposed average nominal increase in its public lighting charges of 5.22 per cent, with a maximum increase for any council of 8.04 per cent (CPI plus 4.50 per cent), to take effect on 1 July 2007, complies with the Rule in all relevant respects. The Tribunal approves Country Energy’s application.