AER consults on preliminary positions for EnergyQueensland, SA Power Networks and Directlink Framework and Approach 2025–30

The AER is consulting on preliminary positions on the Framework and Approach papers for electricity distribution network service providers Ergon Energy (Ergon), Energex and SA Power Networks (SAPN), and electricity transmission network interconnector Directlink, for the period 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2030 (2025–30 period).

Framework and approach papers are the first step in our process to determine efficient prices for electricity distribution and transmission services for these businesses, before they submit their proposals for the 2025–30 period in January 2024. They will set out our approach to key elements of the upcoming determinations including:

  • Which incentive schemes will apply, for example, to service quality, improvements in network reliability or capital and operating expenditure.
  • Our approach to setting efficient expenditure allowances and the establishment of the opening regulatory asset base for the upcoming regulatory control period.
  • For distribution network service providers, which services will be covered by our revenue determination, and the form of regulation that will apply to them.

Submissions on our preliminary positions are invited by 17 April 2023, and can be directed to

Issued date: 
16 March 2023
AER reference: 
AC 19/23
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