Indicative timetable

Indicative dates for key milestones in the decision making process
Milestone Date
AER consultation on need for F&A 25 May 2018
Submissions on need for F&A for Powercor close 7 June 2018
AER issues notice on need for F&A 30 June 2018
AER publishes preliminary F&A 14 September 2018
Workshop 25 October 2018
Submissions on preliminary F&A for Powercor close November 2018
AER to publish final F&A for Powercor 31 January 2019
Powercor submits its regulatory proposal to AER 31 January 2020
AER publishes issues paper and holds public forum March/April 2020*
Submissions on regulatory proposal close May 2020
AER to publish draft decision September 2020
AER to hold a predetermination conference October 2020
Powercor to submit revised regulatory proposal to AER December 2020
Submissions on revised regulatory proposal and draft decision close January 2021*
AER to publish distribution determination for regulatory control period 30 April 2021

*The date provided is based on the AER receiving compliant proposals. The date may be altered if we receive non-compliant proposals.


On 25 May 2018, the AER released a Notice and an Information Sheet on whether to amend or replace the current Powercor framework and approach (F&A). These documents outline the purpose of the F&A and call for submissions.



Energy consumers and other interested parties were invited to make submissions on whether it is desirable to amend or replace Powercor's current F&A by 7 June 2018. No submissions were received.

Decision - to replace framework and approach paper

On 28 June 2018, the AER issued a decision to replace Powercor's F&A.

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