Our approval role

A cost pass through event is one that occurs beyond the reasonable control of a network business and has not been accounted for in its current 5-year revenue determination.

Examples can include new statutory obligations imposed on the business or extensive damage to infrastructure caused by a natural disaster.

They can occur at any time during a regulatory control period.

Under the National Electricity Rules, network business can submit a cost pass through application to the AER to recover its efficient costs incurred by the event.

We undertake a rigorous assessment of the application and make a cost-recovery determination based on the principle that consumers should pay no more than necessary for safe and reliable energy. Apply Wizard filter

Latest documents and decisions

SA Power Networks - Cost pass through - 2022-23 River Murray flood event

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
On 24 March 2024, the AER published its decision on a cost pass through application from SA Power Networks, seeking to recover costs incurred responding to the 2022-23 River Murray flood event.

ElectraNet - Cost pass through - 2024–25 Inertia network service costs

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
On 22 March 2024, the AER published its decision on a negative inertia shortfall cost pass through application from ElectraNet.

Murraylink - Connection charge pass through 2022–23

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
The AER published its decision on a negative cost pass through application submitted by Murraylink to reduce its 2024-25 allowed revenue due to lower than forecast connection charges in 2022-23.

Powerlink - Network support pass through 2022–23

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
Powerlink - Network support pass through 2022–23

ElectraNet - Network support pass through 2022–23

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
ElectraNet - Network support pass through 2022–23

TasNetworks - Network support pass through 2022-23

Cost pass throughs
Electricity
Current
TasNetworks - Network support pass through 2022-23