The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released its rate of return annual data update for 2021.
The 2018 Rate of Return Instrument sets out the method used by the AER to determine the rate of return for the businesses we regulate. The Rate of Return Instrument used timely market data in its development. The annual data update published today shows changes in market data since the publication of the 2018 instrument.
The annual data update is one element of the AER’s pathway to the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument.
Relative to the 2020 annual data update, the update published today includes updated estimates of distribution rates.
The intent of the data update is to provide a foundation for substantive discussion with all stakeholders during the active phase of the 2022 Rate of Return Instrument review.