AEMC rule change - Changes to cost allocation method

On 7 December 2012 Trans Tasman Energy Group submitted a rule change request to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) to:

  • require the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to apply the distribution consultation procedures when approving a cost allocation method;
  • require cost allocation methods to include the numeric values of allocators; and
  • amend the principles for access to negotiated services, regarding how prices are derived for negotiated distribution services.

These proposed rule changes sought to improve the ability of customers to negotiate with distribution businesses with respect to negotiated services.

Consultation paper

On 21 March 2013 we provided a submission to AEMC's Rule change proposal consultation paper.

Submission on AEMC Changes to cost allocation method rule change (consultation paper) - 21 March 2013 ( DOCX 47.86 KB | PDF 1.19 MB )

Draft decision

On 5 June 2013 we provided a submission supporting the AEMC’s draft rule determination to not make the proposed rule.

Submission on AEMC Changes to cost allocation method rule change (draft determination) - 5 June 2013 ( DOC 48.5 KB | PDF 719.5 KB )

More information

More information on AEMC's Changes to cost allocation method rule change can be found on the AEMC website.