Overview

Accepting submissions
Sector
Electricity
Segment
Transmission
Region
New South Wales
Queensland
Interconnector
Status
Open
Commencement date
Regulatory period
-
AER reference
AER213705

Directlink proposal

On 30 January 2024 Directlink submitted its 2025–30 Regulatory Proposal to the AER. The proposal sets out the revenue Directlink proposes to collect from its consumers through distribution network charges over the 2025–30 regulatory control period.

On 26 March 2024, the AER published an Issues Paper highlighting some of the key elements of Directlink's proposal and identifying the issues that are likely to be the focus of our assessment and engagement with stakeholders.

An online Public Forum for interested parties will be held on Wednesday 10 April at 10 am AEST.

Stakeholders are invited to provide written submissions on the proposal and the proposed Negotiated distribution service criteria by 15 May 2024 to directlink2025ataer [dot] gov [dot] au (directlink2025[at]aer[dot]gov[dot]au)

Background

Directlink is an electricity transmission interconnector between Queensland and New South Wales. 

Under the National Electricity Rules (NER) Directlink must submit its next electricity transmission revenue proposal to the AER by 31 January 2024 for the 5 year regulatory control period from 1 July 2025 to 30 June 2030.

Prior to this, the NER required us to review the current Framework and approach paper that applies to Directlink for the 2025–30 period and decide whether to amend or replace it. On 3 July 2023 the AER published the final Framework and Approach for Directlink.

Key Documents