Overview

Issues paper

The AER released the 2022 annual benchmarking reports for distribution and transmission on 30 November 2022.

We republished the distribution report in February 2023 to correct a labelling error in two output charts (Figure B.7 and Figure B.8 of Appendix B). This did not impact any of the results or conclusions in the report.

Consultant reports

The AER’s annual benchmarking reports are supported by two expert reports from Quantonomics.

Quantonomics has also prepared a memorandum on options to address an ongoing technical issue with some of our econometric opex cost function benchmarking models.

Supporting information

The underlying data and calculations used in the benchmarking reports.

We republished the partial performance indicators file for distribution in February 2023 to correct a labelling error in two output charts (Figure B.7 and Figure B.8 of Appendix B in the distribution report).

Submissions - Annual benchmarking reports

Under the National Electricity Rules, the AER must consult with network service providers in the development of performance reports and we may also consult with other stakeholders who we consider have an interest in the relevant performance report. We received the following submissions from electricity network service providers and other industry stakeholders.

Submissions - Quantonomics memorandum

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We invite network businesses, energy consumers and other interested parties to make submissions on the memorandum prepared by our benchmarking consultant, Quantonomics, on options to address an ongoing technical issue with some of our econometric opex cost function benchmarking models by Friday, 10 February 2023.

Submissions should be emailed to: %20AERInquiryataer [dot] gov [dot] au (AERInquiry[at]aer[dot]gov[dot]au)

Alternatively, you may mail submissions to:

Mr Arek Gulbenkoglu
General Manager
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131
Canberra, ACT, 2601

We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. We will treat submissions as public documents unless otherwise requested. All non-confidential submissions will be placed on the AER's website. For further information regarding the AER's use and disclosure of information provided to it, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy.

We request parties wishing to submit confidential information:

  • clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
  • provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.