On 2 August 2021 the AER began a process to develop a standardised standard control services (SCS) capital expenditure (capex) model to use in future electricity distribution determinations. The standardised SCS capex model is intended to replace the distribution network service provide (distributor)-specific capex models that are currently in use.
We are seeking feedback on the key areas of consideration set out in the issues paper, including the accompanying preliminary standardised SCS capex model. We welcome all stakeholders to participate in the consultation process.
Following the review of all written submissions, we intend to host a workshop/s where we will discuss the key issues from the submissions. Following the workshop/s, we will have regard to all stakeholder comments (in written submission and in the workshop) to develop a final model with an explanatory note.