Expenditure Forecast Assessment Guideline 2013

Better regulation
Date initiated: 
10 December 2012
Effective date: 
29 November 2013
AER reference: 


As part of the Better Regulation reform program, the AER released its Expenditure Forecast Assessment Guideline and explanatory statement on 29 November 2013. The guidelines describe the process, techniques and associated data requirements for our approach to setting efficient expenditure allowances for network businesses.

The AER issued final RINs for category analysis benchmarking on 7 March 2014.

The AER issued final RINs for economic benchmarking data requirements on 28 November 2013.

On 1 August 2022, we released an update to the Expenditure forecast assessment guideline - distribution, to give effect to the new rules allowing distributors to provide SAPS to existing customers, and to offer to connect new customers to existing distributor-operated SAPS (also called regulated SAPS) where it is more economically efficient than connection to the interconnected national electricity system.