Application - Early signal pathway

Expressions of interest (EOIs) were sought for the early signal pathway from network businesses with regulatory proposals due to be submitted to the AER in January 2023. EOIs were to address the matters set out in section of the Handbook. EOIs closed 28 January 2022.

On 15 March 2022, the AER provided a response to Ausgrid in relation to its EOI.

Ausgrid - Early Signal Pathway EOI - January 2022

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Preliminary position

We have approached this preliminary framework and approach (F&A) paper differently, as this process is unlike any we have recently delivered as it considers options that will impact the future provision of potential new services.

To assist in the discussion with our stakeholders, we have published the F&A preliminary position paper for the NSW, ACT, NT and Tasmanian businesses (including TAS transmission) for the regulatory control period commencing 1 July 2024.

We are seeking feedback on all the proposed approaches discussed in this position paper, and any other issues relevant to the F&A process.



Submissions to the Framework and Approach positions paper closed on the 20 May 2022. The following submissions were received. 

Late submissions

Submissions to the Framework and Approach positions paper closed on the 20 May 2022. The following submission was received as a late submission on 20 June 2022.

Stakeholder forum

Due to limited numbers, we cancelled the ACT, NT and Tasmanian jurisdictional forums. We urged all interested parties to attend the NSW stakeholder forum, held on 27 April 2022, 1:30pm-4pm (AEST). We will arrange, where requested, one-on-one meetings with interested stakeholders in those jurisdictions and welcome interested parties to contact us at AERResets2024-29ataer [dot] gov [dot] au (AERResets2024-29[at]aer[dot]gov[dot]au).

Forum Date
Stakeholder forum for ACT: Evoenergy Cancelled
Stakeholder forum for NT: Power and Water Corporation  Cancelled
Stakeholder forum for NSW: Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 1:30–4pm (AEST)
Stakeholder forum for Tasmania: TasNetworks (distribution and transmission business) Cancelled

The slide pack from the NSW stakeholder forum held on 27 April 2022 is available below. 

Framework and approach

On 29 July 2022, we published the final Framework and approach for Ausgrid for the 2024-29 regulatory control period commencing 1 July 2024.