On 1 April 2020, the AER released a letter seeking stakeholder views on COVID-19 impacts we should take into account in making our DMO determination for 2020-21.
We acknowledge the scope and scale of COVID-19 impacts are uncertain and may be difficult to quantify at this stage. Given the circumstances, we are providing an opportunity for further comment. We are mindful of the time and resource pressures that all stakeholders are currently facing, but note the AER is unable to delay its decision beyond the 1 May time frame under the Regulations if the DMO is to apply for 2020-21.
Interested parties are invited to submit written responses by close of business Thursday, 9 April 2020.
We prefer that all submissions are in Microsoft Word or another text readable document format. Submissions should be emailed to: DMO@aer.gov.au.
Alternatively, submissions can be sent to:
Policy and Performance
Australian Energy Regulator
GPO Box 520
Melbourne Vic 3001
We prefer that all submissions be publicly available to facilitate an informed and transparent consultative process. Submissions will be treated as public documents unless otherwise requested. Parties wishing to submit confidential information should:
- clearly identify the information that is the subject of the confidentiality claim
- provide a non-confidential version of the submission in a form suitable for publication.
All non-confidential submissions will be placed on our website. For further information regarding our use and disclosure of information provided to us, see the ACCC/AER Information Policy.