Expenditure forecast assessment guidelines - Working group schedule

Workshops were held in Melbourne and Sydney via video conference. Workshop summaries and all other workshop materials can be found by following the links in the working group meeting schedule below.

Working group meeting schedule

Date Workshop
12 February 2013 General guideline consultation - Initiation roundtable
28 February 2013 Category analysis workstream - Category selection (Tx and Dx)
7 March 2013 Category analysis workstream - Replacement and demand driven augmentation (Tx)
8 March 2013 Category analysis workstream - Replacement and demand driven augmentation (Dx)
13 March 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Network outputs (Dx)
14 March 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Network outputs (Tx)
19 March 2013 Category analysis workstream - Connections and customer driven works (Tx)
20 March 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Network inputs (Tx and Dx)
20 March 2013 Category analysis workstream - Connections and customer driven works (Dx)
27 March 2013 Category analysis workstream - Repex model, augex model, demand forecasting (Tx and Dx)
11 April 2013* Category analysis workstream - Opex (TX and Dx)
29 April 2013* General guideline consultation - Interactions with incentive frameworks
30 April 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Measurement of outputs and environmental factors (Dx)
2 May 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Measurement of outputs and environmental factors (Tx)
7 May 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Network input measurement (Tx and Dx)
8 May 2013* Category analysis workstream - Reliance on actual data, base step and trends, productivity change (Tx and Dx)
16 May 2013 Category analysis workstream - Overheads, cost allocation, statutory accounting, capitalisation policies (Tx and Dx)
6 June 2013 Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Prescription in the EFA guideline, potential application techniques (Tx and Dx)
13 June 2013* General guideline consultation - Expenditure setting process and general issues
2 September 2013* General guideline consultation - Draft guidelines and explanatory statement 
9 October 2013* General guideline consultation - RIN auditing requirements & economic benchmarking data requirements 

Note: Meetings referring to "Tx" and "Dx" indicate discussion of matters for transmission and distribution networks respectively.
* Discussion in these workshops may inform the AER’s approach in gas.