Regulation

To ensure we manage the electricity distribution network efficiently for our customers, we are regulated under the National Electricity Rules (NER) by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). The AER determines the revenue we are allowed and what we can charge customers to use our distribution network.

These are set in five-year periods, with our next regulatory period starting on 1 July 2020.

2020-25 Regulatory Proposal

In January 2019 we provided the AER with our 2020-25 Regulatory Proposal, which includes our future investment plans and a range of other proposals. We’ve also submitted our Tariff Structure Statement, detailing our proposed network charges for customers. These proposals will help the AER to decide our revenue and customer charges for the five year period.

The AER is currently considering our proposals and undertaking its own consultation. You can also have your say by emailing us. Their final decision on our allowed operating and capital expenditure for the 2020-25 period will shape Queensland’s energy future, and determine how we charge for the use of our electricity network.

Find out more about our 2020-25 Regulatory Proposal and read the documents on our Talking Energy website.

2015-20 Regulatory Determination

In October 2015, the AER made its final decision regarding our allowed revenue for the period July 2015 to June 2020.

This decision gave us our allowed operating and capital expenditure budgets for the five year regulatory period, which are currently influencing our network investment program detailed in our Distribution Annual Planning Report.

Further information regarding our 2015-20 Determination can be found on the AER's website.

Expenditure Forecasting Methodology

In accordance with clause 6.8.1A of the National Electricity Rules, we submitted an Expenditure Forecasting Methodology (PDF 569.9 kb) to the AER on 25 November 2013. This document sets out the methodology we used in preparing forecasts of operating expenditure (opex) and capital expenditure (capex) as part of our 2015-20 Regulatory Proposal.

Queensland Electricity Distribution Network Code

The Electricity Distribution Network Code sets out the rules for electricity distributors and retailers operating in Queensland, including rules relating to:

  1. management of distribution businesses
  2. metering
  3. services between distributors and retailers.

Further information regarding the Electricity Distribution Network Code can be found on the QCA's website.