The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released for consultation draft Electricity Transmission Network Service Providers Information Guideline (Version 2) with an accompanying Explanatory Statement.
The Information Guideline sets out the information that a transmission business must include in its annual statement to the AER. We reviewed the current Information Guideline and found some reporting obligations are now duplicated in the Better Regulation regulatory information notices. Further, other reporting requirements are now redundant or not aligned with the current regulatory framework. To address these issues we propose amending the Information Guideline to rationalise the annual reporting requirements for transmission businesses.
Invitation for submissions
Interested parties are invited to make submissions on the draft Information Guideline (Version 2) and accompanying Explanatory Statement. Submissions must be lodged with the AER by close of business, Wednesday 4 February 2015.
We prefer that all submissions sent in an electronic format are in Microsoft Word or other text readable document form. Submissions should be sent electronically to AERInquiry@aer.gov.au.
Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:
Mr Warwick Anderson
General Manager – Networks Finance and Reporting Branch
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601
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:
- 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.
All non-confidential submissions will be placed on our website. For further information regarding our use and disclosure of information provided to us, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy, June 2014.