On 1 July 2005 the AER assumed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) responsibilities for the regulation of transmission revenues in the National Electricity Market. Under clause 5.6.5A of the National Electricity Code (the predecessor of the National Electricity Rules) the ACCC promulgated the regulatory test in December 1999. The regulatory test is an economic cost-benefit test used by transmission and distribution businesses in the National Electricity Market to assess network investments.
Since 1999, the regulatory test has been reviewed and revised following public consultation.
|Farrier Swier report - An analysis of competition benefits - July 2003 ( PDF 781.36 KB )||Farrier-Swier|
|Frontier Economics report - evaluating interconnection competition benefits - September 2004 ( PDF 1005.51 KB )||Frontier Economics|
|Review of the regulatory test final decision - 11 August 2004 ( PDF 1.29 MB )||AER|