On 22 July 2014 SP AusNet (now AusNet Services) lodged an application for a pass through of increased taxation costs arising from participation in the Victorian Government’s Powerline Replacement Fund program. These costs arose because of a direction issued by Energy Safe Victoria requiring SP AusNet to undertake specific works to address bushfire safety.
Invitation for submissions
The AER is now calling for public submissions on AusNet Service's cost pass through application. The closing date and time for submissions is COB on 29 August 2014.
Submissions should be sent electronically to AERInquiry@aer.gov.au. 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:
General Manager, Networks
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001
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.