As part of its responsibility under the national electricity regime the AER publishes annual reports on the financial and service performance of the DNSPs. While the performance report is the first of its type to be issued by the AER under the national electricity regime, future reports will progressively include DNSPs in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
This performance report only reviews the ACT and NSW DNSPs ActewAGL, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy.
This annual performance report represents the next step in the AER's development of a national reporting framework. It forms a vital part of the ongoing development of our incentives for efficient operation of the electricity businesses.
Performance of Victorian DNSPs is reported separately. The AER intends that from 2012–13 the annual performance report will include all NEM DNSPs.