Regulatory proposal

On 31 January 2023 Essential Energy submitted its regulatory proposal for the period 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2029.

Supporting information

Essential Energy has provided a large number of documents as part of its proposal. In order to publish this information the following Zipped files have been published 

  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 5 - 5-01, 5-03 and 5-08 ( ZIP 591.53 KB )
  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 6 - 601 and 602 ( ZIP 7.07 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 8 - 801-807 ( ZIP 2.13 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 9 - 901-905 ( ZIP 3.75 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 10 - 10-01-10-09 ( ZIP 13.73 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 13 - 1301-1303 ( ZIP 1.51 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Customer engagement 1 - Attm 4-01-4-03 ( ZIP 16.59 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Customer engagement 2 - Attm 4-10-4-15 ( ZIP 6.42 MB )
  • Essential Energy - Customer engagement 3 - Attm 4-04 -4-09 ( ZIP 15.18 MB ). 

To see a list of the documents included refer to Essential Energy - 15.09 Regulatory proposal document list - Jan 23.

Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 6 - 601 and 602

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Essential Energy

Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 8 - 801-807

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Essential Energy

Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 9 - 901-905

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Essential Energy

Essential Energy - Attachments to Ch 13 - 1301-1303

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Essential Energy - 9.03.05 GSL Step Change - Jan23

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Essential Energy - 10.08.13 Fleet Capex Model - Jan 23

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Supporting information - Investment Cases

Essential Energy has provided a large number of documents as part of its proposal. In order to publish this information the following Zipped files have been published Plant, poles, substations Investment Cases 10.02.01 to 10.02.24, Augex Investment Cases 10.03.01 to 10.03.10, Augex Investment Cases 10.03.11 to 10.03.15, Resilience Investment Cases 10.06.01 to 10.06.06, Resilience Investment Cases 10.06.07 to 10.06.11, Fleet Investment Cases 10.08.02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12 and ICT Investment Cases 10.07.01, 10.07.03-.06. To see a list of the documents included refer to Essential Energy - 15.09 Regulatory Proposal Document List - Jan23

Supporting information - Asset Management Plans

Confidentiality claims

Proposed negotiated distribution service criteria

We have published a Negotiated distribution service criteria for the 2024-29 businesses. We welcome submissions from interested parties and written submissions should be emailed to AERresets2024-29ataer [dot] gov [dot] au (AERresets2024-29[at]aer[dot]gov[dot]au). Further information on the form of submissions is provided at the Submission step

Issues paper

On 28 March 2023, we released an Issues Paper highlighting some of the key elements of Essential Energy's proposal. We welcome submissions from stakeholders by 12 May 2023.

Stakeholder forum

On 5 April 2023, we hosted an online public forum to allow stakeholders the opportunity to ask questions about Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy's 2024-29 distribution revenue proposals. Presentations were delivered by the AER, the AER's Consumer Challenge Panel 26, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy. The presentation slides are available below. 

During the public forum, due to time constraints, a number of questions were taken on notice. The network businesses, and the AER have now provided short responses to these questions, which are provided below.

Submissions

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Submissions to the Issues Paper closed on the 12 May 2023. The following submissions were received.

For submissions specific to the other 2024–29 businesses, please see the following links:

Central NSW Joint Organisations - Submission - 2024-29 Electricity Determination - May 2023

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Central NSW Regional Organisation of Councils (Centroc)

Central NSW Joint Organisations - Riverina and Murray - 2024-29 Electricity Determination - May 2023

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Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils (RAMROC)

EWON - Submission - 2024-29 Electricity Determination - NSW - May 2023

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Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW

Late submissions

Submissions to the Issues Paper closed on 12 May 2023. The following late submission was received.

PIAC - Submission - 2024-29 Electricity Determination - NSW - June 2023

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Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

Submissions - NSW DNSP's proposed solar export charges

In response to the NSW distribution businesses' 2024-29 Regulatory Proposal (received 31 January 2023) and our Issues Paper (published 28 March 2023), we received 455 submissions from individuals via 'formbuilder' on the NSW DNSP's proposed solar export charges. Below is a sample of some of the submissions we received.

Expenditure forecasting methodology

On 30 June 2022, Essential Energy submitted the methodology it proposes to use to prepare the forecasts of operating expenditure and capital expenditure that form part of its regulatory proposal.

Essential Energy will submit its revenue proposal for the 2024-29 regulatory control period by 31 January 2023.