Expenditure forecast assessment guidelines - May workshops

2 May 2013

Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Measurement of outputs & environmental factors (Transmission)

To provide some background and context concerning how outputs and environmental factors of transmission network service providers (TNSPs) can be measured our consultant, Economic Insights, prepared a briefing note prior to the workshop.  

Economic Insights - AER TNSP measurment of outputs and environmental factors briefing notes - 16 April 2013 ( PDF 208.08 KB )

The topic for discussion in this workshop was the measurement of outputs and environmental factors of electricity TNSPs.

AER expenditure workshop no. 13 slides - TNSP outputs and environmental factors - 2 May 2013 ( PPTX 222.35 KB )

Economic Insights expenditure workshop no. 13 slides - Measuring TNSP outputs for economic benchmarking - 2 May 2013 ( PPTX 171.92 KB )

AER expenditure workshop no. 13 meeting summary - TNSP outputs and environmental factors - 2 May 2013 ( DOCX 292.58 KB | PDF 496.39 KB )

7 May 2013

Economic benchmarking techniques workstream - Network input measurement (Transmission & Distribution)

To provide some background and context concerning specific measurement and data issues associated with inputs our consultant, Economic Insights, prepared a briefing note prior to the workshop. 

Economic Insights - AER network input measurement briefing notes - 23 April 2013 ( PDF 262.66 KB )

The topic for discussion in this workshop was the measurement of network service providers (NSPs) inputs.

AER expenditure workshop no. 14 slides - NSP network input measurement - 7 May 2013 ( PPTX 223.31 KB )

Economic Insights expenditure workshop no. 14 slides - NSP network input measurement - 7 May 2013 ( PPTX 183.87 KB )

AER expenditure workshop no. 14 meeting summary - NSP network input measurement - 7 May 2013 ( DOCX 292.92 KB | PDF 429.59 KB )

8 May 2013

Category analysis workstream - Reliance on actual data, base step and trends, productivity change (Transmission & Distribution)

This workshop covered the “base-step-trend” approach to transforming historic, actual opex into forecast opex amounts for each year of the regulatory control period. 

AER expenditure workshop no. 15 slides - NSP reliance on actual data, base step & trends, productivity change - 8 May 2013 ( PPTX 251.7 KB )

AER expenditure workshop no. 15 meeting summary - NSP reliance on actual data, base step & trends, productivity change - 8 May 2013 ( DOCX 293.62 KB | PDF 419.58 KB )  

16 May 2013

Category analysis workstream - Overheads, cost allocation, statuatory accounting, capitalisation policies (Transmission & Distribution)

The topic for discussion in this workshop was the assessment of overheads and ‘accounting issues’ affecting comparability in reporting (cost allocation methods, capitalisation policies and others).

AER expenditure workshop no. 16 slides - Overheads, cost allocation, statuatory accounting, and capitalisation policies - 16 May 2013 ( PPTX 417.75 KB )

AER expenditure workshop no. 16 meeting summary - Overheads, cost allocation, statuatory accounting, and capitalisation policies - 16 May 2013 ( DOC 344 KB | PDF 461.54 KB )