Review of treatment of inflation 2020

  • Accepting submissions
Date completed: 
31 December 2020
Date initiated: 
7 April 2020
Effective date: 
31 December 2020
General enquiries - Inflation review
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The AER has released a discussion paper on the treatment of inflation and invites interested stakeholders to make submissions to the discussion paper to inform this review.

The AER is reviewing the treatment of inflation in our regulatory framework, including the method likely to result in the best estimates of expected inflation. This will allow us to consider possible changes to our approach. The review will be a transparent and consultative process. We aim to reach a final position by December 2020. If that final position recommends changes to our approach, we will implement those changes in 2021.

We initiated the review on 7 April 2020 and expect to release a draft position in September 2020, and a final position by the end of the year.

Invitation for submissions

We invite stakeholders to make written submissions on our discussion paper by 15 July 2020.  Submissions should be emailed to

Alternatively, written submissions can also be sent to:

Mr Warwick Anderson
General Manager, Networks Finance and Reporting
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601