Tariff Structure Statement

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In late 2014, a new National Electricity Rule was introduced, requiring electricity distribution businesses like Essential Energy to introduce ‘cost reflective’ network tariffs.

Network tariffs cover the costs of the electricity network, including infrastructure, staff, maintenance of poles and wires and bushfire risk management programs. They make up about 40 per cent of an average residential electricity bill. 

In developing our tariffs, Essential Energy aims to reduce real long-term average prices by promoting efficient network investment and utilisation. Our Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) – a requirement of the new rule – sets out how we will achieve this for the two year period from 2017–19.

The key objective of our TSS is to ensure that our customers have a clear understanding of:

Why we are proposing changes to our tariffs

  • Our proposed network tariff structures
  • How our tariffs promote efficient network investment and utilisation
  • The impact on customers of our proposed changes
  • How we plan to transition customers to these new network tariffs.

For an overview of our Draft Tariff Structure Statement for 2019-2024 visit essentialenergy.com.au/yoursay.

Document  Size
Revised Tariff Structure Statement
397KB
Revised Overview Of Our TSS
1328KB
Revised Indicative NUOS Pricing Schedule
44KB
Addendum To Our TSS - Explanations And Reasoning
48KB
Cover Letter - Proposed TSS to AER
181KB
Tariff Structure Statement
2495KB
Attachment 1 - Overview Of Our TSS
1130KB
Attachment 2 - Indicative NUOS Pricing Schedule
44KB
Attachment 3 - Acil Allen Stakeholder Engagement Report
978KB
Attachment 4 - Economic Report From Houston Kemp
1268KB
Attachment 6 - Policy Tariff Assignment And Reassignment
190KB
Attachment 7 - Alternative Control Pricing Schedule
210KB
Attachment 8 - NNSW Issues Paper - An Invitation To Comment
3554KB
Attachment 9 - NNSW TSS Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
702KB
Attachment 10 - CSIRO Study - Australian Consumers Likely Response To Cost-Reflective Electricity Pricing
2851KB

 

Feedback on this TSS

A key objective of this TSS is to reflect on the views of our customers and stakeholders when preparing our proposal. Essential Energy’s customers and stakeholders can provide feedback on this proposed TSS and supporting documents through the following channels:

Email: ourplans@essentialenergy.com.au

Post:
Manager Network Regulation
Essential Energy
PO Box 5730
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone: 132391

Twitter: twitter.com/essentialenergy

Customers can also provide feedback and comments on Essential Energy’s Tariff Structure Statement to the AER at www.aer.gov.au.