Draft guidance note to support efficient delivery of large transmission projects out for consultation

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has published a draft guidance note to support the efficient and timely delivery of large transmission projects, identified as ‘actionable’ in AEMO’s Integrated System Plans (ISPs). The draft guidance note has been developed in accordance with the rules and our existing regulatory processes and guidelines. It seeks to improve the predictability and transparency of the contingent project application process, staging, and ex-post measures for actionable ISP projects.

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. The AER is committed to ensuring our regulatory tools remain fit-for-purpose to promote the efficient and timely delivery of actionable ISP projects.

Invitation for submissions

We invite stakeholders to provide feedback on our draft guidance note by 5pm AEDT on 5 February 2021. Stakeholders can send written submissions electronically to TIRreview@aer.gov.au.

Stakeholder webinar

We invite stakeholders to register for a public webinar on the draft guidance note, to be held on 28 January 2021. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the draft guidance note and seek stakeholder feedback.

Registration details

  • Date: Thursday 28 January 2021
  • Time: 2– 3:30 PM AEST
  • RSVP: Please email TIRreview@aer.gov.au and advise the names of attendees, their organisation, and any accessibility requirements.
    We will provide further details of the webinar to stakeholders who have registered their interest.
Issued date: 
18 December 2020
AER reference: 
AC 180/20
Transmission Investment Regulation review TIRreview@aer.gov.au