TasNetworks Distribution - Tariff structure statement 2016

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Commencement date: 
31 January 2016
Effective date: 
1 July 2017

Overview

On 28 April 2017, we released our final decision on TasNetworks' revised Tariff Structure Statement proposal for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019 as part of its revised regulatory proposal.

Our final decision on TasNetworks' revised Tariff Structure Statement is available on the AER website for TasNetworks' regulatory proposal for the 2017-19 regulatory control period.

Background

The Australian Energy Markets Commission made a series of changes to the pricing rules in November 2014. These originated in recommendations from their earlier Power of Choice review that were then actioned into rule change proposals from governments. Broadly, these new rules aim to achieve three objectives:

  • Better signals of the cost drivers of distribution networks.
  • The explicit consideration of the impact of changing tariffs, as part of a stakeholder dialogue based approach to their design and implementation.
  • Transparency and greater certainty as to the tariff strategies that will be employed during a regulatory period.

The AER is required under these new rules to review how distributors complied with the new pricing rules in deciding whether to approve the proposed Tariff Structure Statement.

On 29 January 2016, we received TasNetworks' Tariff Structure Statement proposal for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019 as part of its regulatory proposal.

On 29 September 2016, we released our draft decision on TasNetworks' 2017-19 Tariff Structure Statement proposal. Our draft decision on TasNetworks' Tariff Structure Statement can be found in attachment 19 of our draft decision on TasNetworks' regulatory proposal for the 2017-19 regulatory control period.

On 2 December 2016, we received TasNetworks' revised Tariff Structure Statement proposal for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019 as part of its revised regulatory proposal. TasNetworks' revised Tariff Structure Statement and submissions on the AER draft decision are available on the AER website for TasNetworks' regulatory proposal for the 2017-19 regulatory control period.