On 31 October 2017, Directlink submitted to the AER a request to develop a replacement Framework and Approach (F&A) to apply to its next transmission determination process for the 2020-25 regulatory control period.
Energy consumers and other interested parties were invited to make submissions on whether it is desirable to amend or replace Directlink's current F&A by 30 November 2017. No submissions were received.
On 18 December 2017, the AER issued a decision to replace Directlink's F&A.
On 22 March 2018, the AER published the preliminary F&A paper for Directlink and invited submissions by 27 April 2018.