The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has received revenue proposals from the following:
- Queensland electricity distributors, Energex and Ergon Energy;
- South Australia electricity distributor, SA Power Networks;
- Queensland and NSW interconnector transmission business, Directlink.
These proposals set out the revenue each business proposes to collect from consumers through network charges from June 1, 2020 to July 30, 2025, and include proposed Tariff Structure Statements for that period for each of the electricity distribution businesses.
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The AER has also published its proposed negotiated distribution service criteria for the electricity distribution businesses. These are the criteria to apply in negotiating terms and conditions of access for negotiated distribution services.
Invitation for submissions
The AER will release an issues paper on these proposals in late March. It will invite interested parties to make submissions on the regulatory proposals and criteria by Thursday, May 16, 2019. Submissions should be emailed to:
- SA Power Networks: SAPN2020@aer.gov.au (link sends e-mail)
- Energex or Ergon Energy: EnergyQueensland2020@aer.gov.au (link sends e-mail)
- Directlink: Directlink2020@aer.gov.au (link sends e-mail)
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The AER prefers that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. It says it will treat submissions as public documents unless otherwise requested, and request parties wishing to submit confidential information to:
- clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
- provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.
All non-confidential submissions will be placed on the AER’s website. For further information regarding the AER’s use and disclosure of information provided to it, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy.