Merits review - management fees for related parties

The Australian Competition Tribunal has handed down its decision on an appeal by United Energy Distribution (UED) and Jemena Electricity Networks (JEN) against the AER's October 2009 determination on Victorian AMI budgets for 2009 to 2011 and metering charges for 2010 and 2011.

The Tribunal decided to vary the AER’s determination by adding the management fees paid by UED and JEN to a related service provider (Jemena Asset Management) for the AMI roll-out to their approved budgets. This was on the basis that such fees were not outside the scope of the AMI roll-out under the Victorian Government’s regulatory requirements, as specified in its Order in Council.

Notice of AER AMI determination variation

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