On 8 October 2013 AGL submitted a default retailer of last resort (RoLR) cost recovery application to the AER. The AER sought additional information from AGL. AGL completed this request on 8 April 2014.
The application relates to:
- AGL South Australia Pty Ltd in its capacity as the default RoLR for electricity in South Australia for customers who are connected to the electricity distribution system of SA Power Networks
- AGL South Australia Pty Ltd in its capacity as the default RoLR for gas in South Australia for customers who are connected to the gas distribution system of Envestra
- AGL Retail Energy Limited in its capacity as the default RoLR for gas in New South Wales for customers who are connected to the gas distribution system of Jemena Gas Networks (NSW) Limited
- AGL Sales Pty Ltd in its capacity as the default RoLR for gas in New South Wales for customers who are connected to the gas distribution system of Allgas Energy Pty Limited
A registered RoLR cannot recover costs incurred in relation to the RoLR scheme except in accordance with a RoLR cost recovery scheme determined under Division 9 of the National Energy Retail Law (NERL). Upon receipt of AGL’s default RoLR cost recovery application, the AER must determine a RoLR cost recovery scheme for the entities listed above. Also, the AER must publish on its website a notice of the application. The notice must invite submissions on the application within a period of at least 20 business days.
Invitation for submissions
We are now seeking submissions from interested stakeholders on AGL’s application by 30 May 2014.
Submissions should be emailed “Attention: Peter Adams, Acting General Manager, Wholesale Markets Branch” at AERInquiry@aer.gov.au with the following title in the email: AGL default RoLR cost recovery application.
Alternatively, written submissions can also be sent to:
Mr Peter Adams
Acting General Manager—Wholesale Markets
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne VIC 3001
We will take into account submissions when determining the RoLR cost recovery scheme.
The AER prefers 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.
Accordingly, submissions will be treated as public documents and posted on the AER's website, unless prior arrangements are made with the AER to treat the submission, or portions of it, as confidential. Those wishing to submit confidential information are requested to:
- clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim; and
- provide a non-confidential version