Every five years, we submit a regulatory proposal to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), which includes our proposed capital and operating plans and the funding needed to deliver them.

Our current five-year regulatory period ends on 30 June 2019 and our next regulatory period will be from 1 July 2019 through to 30 June 2024.

In preparing our plans for submission to the AER we engaged with our key stakeholders and customers to get their views on what will be important to them over the next 5 years.

2019-24 Regulatory Proposal

Our 2019-2024 Regulatory Proposal is now available for review. 

What happens next?

The AER released its draft determination on Essential Energy’s regulatory proposal on 1 November 2018.

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During November and December 2018 we will engage with our customers and stakeholders to discuss the draft determination.

We will then submit a revised proposal in response to the draft determination by 8 January 2019.

The AER will release its final determination on 30 April 2019, with changes to network charges taking effect from 1 July 2019.

For further information, or to make a submission about our 2019-24 regulatory proposal, please visit the Essential Energy - Determination 2019-24 page on the AER website.