The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released the Pathway to the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument consultation paper.
The consultation paper asks for submissions on two key aspects of the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument process; the Concurrent Evidence Sessions and the Independent Panel.
We set out what is required of us under legislation and our initial positions on a number of key issues including:
- Scheduling of the Concurrent Evidence Sessions
- Funding of the chosen experts
- How the Independent Panel members will be selected
In forming our positions we took account of previous submissions made as part of our review of the 2018 Rate of Return Instrument process.
Submissions to this paper will be considered as part of a final position paper on the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument review process.
Invitation for submissions
Written submissions should be emailed to RateOfReturn@aer.gov.au by close of business 9 July 2021.
Alternatively, submissions can be posted to:
Mr Warwick Anderson
General Manager, Network Finance and Reporting
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601
We prefer that all submissions be sent in an electronic format in Microsoft Word or other text-readable document form and publicly available, to facilitate an informed, transparent and robust consultation process.
We will treat submissions as public documents unless otherwise requested. All non-confidential submissions will be placed on the AER's website. For further information regarding the AER's use and disclosure of information provided to it, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy. We request parties wishing to submit confidential information:
- clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
- provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.
Enquiries about this paper, or about lodging submissions, should be directed to the Network Finance and Reporting branch (03) 9290 1800.