ElectraNet - Determination 2008-13

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Commencement date: 
31 May 2007
Regulatory period: 
1 July 2008 - 30 June 2013 (5 years)
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Contact: 
General InquiriesAERinquiry@aer.gov.au
Overview:

On 11 April 2008, the AER released its decision regarding ElectraNet's revenue cap application for its transmission network for the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.

ElectraNet is a privately owned corporation that operates and manages South Australia’s high voltage electricity transmission network. This network is used to transport high voltage electricity from generators to electricity distribution networks and directly to large business customers in South Australia.

Milestones

Proposal

31 May 2007

Regulatory proposal (7) - regulatory proposal

The AER is required under Chapter 6A of the (NER) to make a transmission determination for ElectraNet in relation to the South Australian electricity transmission network. On 31 May 2007, ElectraNet submitted its revenue proposal, proposed negotiating framework and proposed pricing methodology to the AER. 

The AER conducted the preliminary examination of ElectraNet’s proposal required under clause 6A.11.1 of the NER and found that it satisfied the requirements of the AER’s Submission Guidelines and the NER.

Under clause 6A.9.4 of the NER the AER’s transmission determination for ElectraNet must set out the Negotiated Transmission Service Criteria (NTSC). The NTSC determined by the AER must give effect to, and be consistent with, the negotiated transmission services principles set out in clause 6A.9.1 of the NER. Interested parties were invited to provide written submissions on ElectraNet's proposal to the AER. Submissions closed Friday, 17 August 2007.

The AER held a public forum on the proposal submitted by ElectraNet on Tuesday, 24 July 2007 in Adelaide.

Supporting information (25) - Regulatory proposal appendices

31 May 2007
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
ROAM consulting
ElectraNet
Evans and Peck
Evans and Peck
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
ESIPC
Marsh
ElectraNet
LC Brett
ElectraNet
Allen Consulting Group
Kevin Foley
GHD
GHD
Allen Consulting Group
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
Maunsell Australia
NERA Economic Consulting
SAHA International Ltd
John Thompson Inclusive

Supporting information (13) - Historical capital projects

Consultation (7) - Public forum - July 2007

24 July 2007

The AER held a public forum on the proposal submitted by ElectraNet on Tuesday, 24 July 2007 in Adelaide.

AER
AER
application/pdf iconAER presentation (82.48 KB)
AER
ElectraNet
Essential Services Commission of South Australia
application/pdf iconESIPC presentation (262.98 KB)
ESIPC
application/pdf iconECCSA presentation (232.31 KB)

Submissions (8) - Submissions on proposal and NTSC - August 2007

31 May 2007 - 17 August 2007

Interested parties were invited to provide written submissions on ElectraNet's proposal to the AER. Submissions closed Friday, 17 August 2007.

application/pdf iconETSA Utilities (20.47 KB)
ETSA Utilities
Electricity Supply Industry Planning Council
application/pdf iconFlinders Power (140.58 KB)
NRG Flinders
Southern Generators
District Council of Ceduna
SA Minister for Energy
Energy Consumers Coalition of South Australia

Draft decision

9 November 2007

Draft determination (4) - Draft determination

9 November 2007

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released its draft decision on the maximum allowed revenues that ElectraNet is entitled to recover during the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013.

Consultation (4) - Pre-determination conference - 11 December 2007

11 December 2007

The AER held a pre-determination conference for its draft decision on the ElectraNet transmission determination for the period 2008–09 to 2012–13 in Adelaide on Tuesday 11 December 2007.

The purpose of the pre-determination conference was for the AER to explain the draft decision and to receive oral submissions from interested parties.

Interested parties were invited to comment on the AER’s draft decision and/or ask questions at the pre-determination conference.

Revised proposal

14 December 2007

Revised regulatory proposal (3) - Revised proposed pricing methodology

14 December 2007

On 31 May 2007 ElectraNet lodged its proposed pricing methodology under the AER’s agreed interim requirements. Under the agreed interim requirements ElectraNet elected to have its proposed pricing methodology assessed against the AER’s pricing methodology guidelines published on 29 October 2007.

In the ElectaNet draft decision the AER decided not to approve ElectraNet’s proposed pricing methodology. ElectraNet was required to submit a revised proposed pricing methodology to the AER by 14 December 2007.

ElectraNet
application/pdf iconFlinders Power (140.58 KB)
Flinders Power
application/pdf iconMajor Energy Users (122.85 KB)
Major Energy Users Inc

Revised regulatory proposal (5) - Revised revenue proposal - 18 January 2008

18 January 2008

On 18 January 2008, ElectraNet submitted its revised revenue proposal in response to the AER’s draft decision on its electricity transmission determination for the regulatory control period  1 July 2008 to 30 June 1013.

During the AER's initial assessment an error was identified in relation to non-labour construction cost escalation (section 4.2.4), which it considered warranted correction for consultation. ElectraNet provided a revised revenue proposal (error corrected).

application/pdf iconCover letter (789.33 KB)
AER
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
ElectraNet
application/pdf iconWork in progress (16.24 KB)
ElectraNet

Submissions (5) - Submissions on draft decision and revised revenue proposal

1 February 2008

Interested parties were invited to make submission on the AER's draft determination, and ElectraNet's Revised Revenue proposal. Five submissions were received.

Final decision

11 April 2008

Final determination (4) - Final determination

11 April 2008

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released its final decision and transmission determination for ElectraNet for the regulatory control period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2013 on 11 April 2008.

AER
AER
SKM
CHC Associates Pty Ltd

Appeal

14 February 2009

Merits review (1) - AER statement on updates for ElectraNet transmission determination 2008-13

11 January 2009 - 11 February 2009

In accordance with the Australian Competition Tribunal’s decision, the AER updated calculations of the regulatory asset base and maximum allowed revenues for ElectraNet in the AER’s transmission determination (final decision) dated 11 April 2008.