On 23 June 2017, the AER published the draft AER distribution reliability measures guidelines for comment.
The AER is required to publish, administer and maintain a Distribution Reliability Measures Guideline in accordance with rule 6.28 of the National Electricity Rules (Electricity Rules). The purpose of the Distribution Reliability Measures Guideline is to outline a set of common definitions of reliability measures that can be used to assess and compare the reliability performance of distributors.
On 5 January 2017, the AER published an issues paper on its intention to review the Service Target Performance Incentive Scheme (STPIS) and the establishment of a Distribution Reliability Measures Guideline. This issues paper seeks stakeholders’ feedback on issues we identified in implementing the STPIS since 2009 and outline our position on setting up a uniform distribution reliability measures across all jurisdictions.
Interested parties were invited to make written submissions on the Draft Guideline by 11 August 2017.