AER works to support efficient and timely delivery of large transmission projects

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking views to inform how it will support the efficient and timely delivery of large transmission projects, identified as ‘actionable’ in AEMO’s Integrated System Plans (ISPs). 

The AER will develop three guidance notes to complement existing guidelines while improving the predictability and transparency of the contingent project application process, project staging, and ex-post measures for actionable ISP projects. The AER is seeking views on proposed content for these guidance notes.

The recent reforms to make the ISP actionable have changed the way transmission planning is undertaken. AEMO’s 2020 ISP identifies a number of actionable projects which it forecasts to cost between $6.8 and $12.7 billion over the period 2022-32. Given these circumstances, we want to ensure our regulatory tools remain fit-for-purpose to promote the efficient and timely delivery of actionable ISP projects.

The AER will be holding focus groups to discuss initial views on the guidance notes and to gather feedback from interested participants. The same content will be discussed at each focus group so stakeholders only need to attend one session, and can elect which session best suits them.

Registration details

Location: Online focus groups using Microsoft Teams

  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 11:00am – 12:15pm
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 2:00pm – 3:15pm
  • Thursday, 26 November 2020, 2:00pm – 3:15pm.

Register: Please email RSVPs to with attendee name(s), organisation and selected focus group date.

Issued date: 
17 November 2020
AER reference: 
AC 152/20
Transmission Investment Regulation review