ACCC & AER annual report 2016-17

Appendix 10: Draft and final decisions in relation to regulated industries in 2016–17

AER

Electricity transmission decisions

  • Draft decision: AusNet Services transmission determination 2017–22, July 2016
  • Draft decision: Powerlink transmission determination 2017–22, September 2016
  • Decision: Approved a network support pass through for ElectraNet, November 2016
  • Decision: Approved the cost allocation method for TransGrid, January 2017
  • Final decision: Powerlink transmission determination 2017–22, April 2017
  • Final decision: AusNet Services transmission determination 2017–22, April 2017
  • Decision: Approved a negative cost pass through for AusNet Services for Easements tax change, May 2017

Electricity distribution decisions

  • Decision: Approved demand management incentive scheme expenditure for 2015 and 2014–15, July 2016
  • Decision: Energex—Ring fencing waivers 2016, August 2016
  • Draft decision: TasNetworks distribution determination 2017–19, September 2016
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017 for Victorian businesses, November 2016
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017–18 for Power and Water Corporation, February 2017
  • Final decision: TasNetworks distribution determination 2017–19, April 2017
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017–18 for Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and ACT businesses, May 2017
  • Decision: Victoria F-factor scheme determination 2016–20, June 2017
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017–18 for TasNetworks, June 2017
  • Decision: SA Power Networks—Ring fencing waiver 2017, June 2017

Gas transmission and distribution decisions

  • Decision: Approved a cost pass through for Jemena Gas Networks for unpaid distribution charges, September 2016
  • Decision: Approved a cost pass through for AusNet Services for gas mains replacement, September 2016
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017 for Victorian businesses and AGN (Albury), November 2016
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017–18 for Central Ranges Gas Network, ActewAGL, April 2017
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2016–17 for South Australia businesses, May 2017
  • Decision: Approved annual tariffs for 2017–18 for Jemena Gas Networks, June 2017

Retail energy market decisions

Electricity retailer authorisations
  • Granted Energy Locals an electricity retailer authorisation, July 2016
  • Granted Online Power and Gas (OPG) an electricity retailer authorisation, December 2016
  • Granted Sustainable Savings an electricity retailer authorisation, April 2017
  • Granted Positive Energy TM Pty Ltd an electricity retailer authorisation, June 2017
  • Refused Ultium Energy an electricity retailer authorisation, January 2017
Gas retailer authorisations
  • Granted Savant Energy Power Networks (Gas) a gas retailer authorisation, July 2016
  • Granted WINconnect Pty Ltd (Gas) a gas retailer authorisation, July 2016
  • Granted Weston Energy Pty Ltd a gas retailer authorisation, September 2016
Individual exemptions
  • Granted Australian Unity Retirement Living Services (residential retrofit) (NSW) an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, June 2017
  • Granted Stucco Co-operative an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, November 2016
  • Granted Energize Energy Pty Ltd an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, September 2016
  • Granted Couran Point Services Pty Ltd (Stradbroke Island) an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, November 2016
  • Granted The Body corporate for Freshwater Point CTS 35855 an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, February 2017
  • Refused Charter Hall Holdings Pty Ltd (Brickworks Marketplace) an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, December 2016
  • Granted Park Avenue at South Bank an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, December 2016
  • Granted Lend Lease Property Management (Australia) Pty Limited (Macarthur Square Shopping Centre) an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, March 2017
  • Granted The Body Corporate of The Waratah Main Beach CTS 16570 an individual exemption for the sale of electricity, June 2017
Retailer of last resort
  • Appointed a default Retailer of Last Resort for gas customers connected to the Shoalhaven gas network, March 2017
Hardship policies
  • Approved a hardship policy for Sumo Power Pty Ltd, August 2016
  • Approved a hardship policy for Energy Locals, October 2016
  • Approved a hardship policy for OC Energy, March 2017

Telecommunications

  • Decision to allow the Telstra exchange facilities record keeping rule (RKR) to expire, 28 June 2017
  • Final decision on pricing determinations for the declared superfast broadband access services (SBAS) and the local bitstream access service (LBAS), 26 May 2017
  • Draft decision proposing not to declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service, 5 May 2017
  • Draft decision on annual Long Term Revenue Constraint Methodology (LTRCM) for 2015–16, 28 April 2017
  • Draft decision to reject NBN Co’s proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU), 28 March 2017
  • Final decision on the wholesale asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) service declaration, 3 February 2017
  • Final decision to declare the wholesale superfast broadband access service (SBAS), 29 July 2016
  • Decision to approve Telstra’s proposed variation to the Migration Plan, 20 July 2016

Transport

Rail

  • Final decision to vary the 2011 Hunter Valley Access Undertaking (the 2011 HVAU) submitted by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) (June 2017 variation), 29 June 2017
  • Draft Decision on the 2017 HVAU submitted by ARTC, 20 April 2017
  • Final decision on ARTC’s compliance with its regulated financial model for the 2014 calendar year, 31 March 2017
  • Final decision to vary the 2011 HVAU submitted by ARTC (extension of term to 30 June 2017), 23 November 2016

Wheat export port terminal services

  • Draft Determination Riordan Grain Services, Port Port of Geelong—Exemption assessment of a bulk wheat port terminal facility under the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct 22 June 2017
  • Draft Determination Semaphore Container Services, Port of Geelong—Exemption assessment of a bulk wheat port terminal facility under the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct 22 June 2017