Powercor - Cost pass through - Increase to minimum wood pole interventions

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Commencement date: 
1 March 2022
Effective date: 
1 July 2023
Contact: 
AER General Inquiries AERInquiry@aer.gov.au
AER reference: 
AER22005129

Overview

On 1 March 2022 Powercor submitted an application under clause 6.6.1 of the National Electricity Rules to the AER for a positive pass through of costs associated with a new regulatory obligation to replace or reinforce 34,650 wood poles between 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2026.

Energy consumers and other interested parties were invited to make submissions on Powercor's increase to minimum wood pole interventions pass through application by 25 March 2022

On 10 May 2022 we issued a notice to Powercor extending the time limit for making a decision on its increase to minimum wood pole interventions pass through application in accordance with clause 6.6.1(k1) of the National Electricity Rules. As a result, the time limit for making our determination as been extended to 2 September 2022.