The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has approved the 2020-21 gas distribution tariffs proposed by Evoenergy for ACT gas customers; including the Queanbeyan and Palerang areas.
These tariffs comply with the requirements of the Evoenergy (ActewAGL) ACT, Queanbeyan and Palerang 2016-21 Access Arrangement. The Access Arrangement sets the cost of delivering gas supply to customers over five years, excluding movements in wholesale gas prices.
If retailers pass on the changes in distribution network tariffs in full and other components of the bill are unchanged, the annual bill for a typical residential customer in 2020–21 will increase by 1.81 per cent or $13.46. These minor increases are the minimum required for Evoenergy to continue to provide a safe and reliable service and to meet regulatory obligations.
The AER acknowledges that energy bills are a concern to many households and businesses at this time. We encourage consumers to use the AER’s EnergyMadeEasy website, our free and independent price comparison tool, to find the best deal to suit their energy needs. The AER also acknowledges the impact COVID-19 is having on consumers and the industry. Our Statement of Expectations outlines support that can be provided to consumers who are having trouble paying their bill.