Recently, the method for estimating expected inflation has been the subject of debate in our regulatory determinations. Expected inflation is an important parameter for modeling future revenues in both electricity and gas regulatory determinations and is applied uniformly across both sectors.
On 18 April 2017, we published our discussion paper on the regulatory treatment of inflation. We are holding a public forum on this paper and the inflation-related issues that have been raised with us as part of our industry-wide consultation and review. This public forum will be held on 14 June 2017 in Sydney.
The agenda will be available on the AER website prior to the public forum.
If you are interested in attending the public forum, please notify us by emailing RateOfReturn@aer.gov.au before close of business on 7 June 2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Simpson on (03) 92901969 or Sarah Paloni on (02) 6243 1007 for any enquiries or questions about the public forum.
Location: Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport, 241 O’Riordan St, Mascot NSW 2020
Date: 14 June 2017
Time: Registration from 8:30 am. Public forum to commence at 9:00 am and conclude by 1:00 pm.