Overview

Type
Sector
Electricity
Segment
Distribution
Transmission
Region
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Interconnector
Status
Current
Date initiated
Effective date
Date completed
AER reference
AER212506

On 5 April 2024, the AER made Annual Information Orders (Orders) and published the Orders with an accompanying decision. 

The Orders impose annual reporting obligations on regulated electricity distribution networks, transmission networks, and interconnectors and are made by the AER using its information gathering powers under the National Electricity Law (NEL). 

The Orders are the key output from the AER's Networks Information Requirements Review. The Review, beginning in March 2022, focussed on the information we collect from and about regulated electricity networks.

At its core, the Review has been about driving improvements in the quality of the information about regulated networks that we use and share. Quality improvements are expected from increased consistency and clarity about data inter-relationships. In addition, we expect to reap substantial efficiencies in the processing and ongoing management of networks information, and enable regulated businesses that provide information to us to improve the efficiency of their information reporting.

Consultation

23 March 2022, the AER released a discussion paper.

25 January 2023, the AER released preliminary Regulatory Information Orders (preliminary Orders) and an accompanying explanatory statement.

23 March 2023, the AER released a preliminary Annual Information Notice (Notice) for Power and Water Corporation.

7 December 2023, the AER released draft Annual Information Orders (draft Orders) and an accompanying explanatory statement

5 April 2024, the AER made Annual Information Orders and published an accompanying decision

24 April 2024, the AER made an Annual Information Notice for Power and Water Corporation.