AER determination – Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2015 revised charges

Today the Australian Energy Regulator published its decision on the Victorian distribution network service providers’ 2015 advanced metering infrastructure charges, effective from 1 January to 31 December 2015. This decision contains a prudency review of expenditure excess incurred by AusNet Services, Jemena and United Energy in 2013. The result of this review is set out below.

The decision also sets out distributors’ manual meter fees to apply from 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015. The charges have been determined in accordance with the requirements of the Order in Council that governs regulation of AMI.

 AMI expenditure excesses 2013 Jemena United Energy AusNet Services
Approved and actual 2013 expenditure excess ($m, real 2013)
Excess sought 25.7 53.7 70.2
Excess approved 21.0 43.0 47.4
Excess rejected 4.7 10.7 22.7
Excess rejected (per cent) 18 20 32
Issued date: 
12 December 2014
AER reference: 
AC 209/14