AER draft decision on ActewAGL's vegetation clearance cost pass through application - request for submissions

On 1 November 2013, ActewAGL Distribution submitted an application under clause 6.6.1(c) of the NER for a positive cost pass through arising from a material increase in vegetation management costs in 2012-13. On 19 December 2013 and 12 February 2014, ActewAGL provided additional information and documentation in response to requests by the AER. ActewAGL is proposing to recover vegetation management costs of $1.9 million (plus $0.3 million for the time cost of money).

On 10 June 2014, the AER released it's draft decision to reject ActewAGL's vegetation clearance cost pass through application.

Invitation for submissions

The AER is now calling for public submissions on the draft decision. The closing date and time for submissions is COB on Friday 20 June 2014.

Submissions should be sent electronically to We prefer that all submissions sent in an electronic format are in Microsoft Word or other text readable document form. Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:

Chris Pattas
General Manager, Networks
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001

We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless otherwise requested. Parties wishing to submit confidential information are requested to comply with the AER’s confidentiality guideline. All non-confidential submissions will be placed on our website.

Further information regarding the AER's use and disclosure of information provided to it, can be found in the ACCC/AER Information Policy, October 2008

Issued date: 
10 June 2014
AER reference: 
AC 071/14