Last week SA Power Networks lodged its tariff proposal for 2019/20 with the Australian Energy Regulator. It is now available on the AER website.
On average, in 2019/20, distribution charges are propsed to rise by $46 for residential customers and $179 for small to medium-sized business customers (20MWh per annum).
The increase in 2019/20 reflects revenue and price-path decisions made by the Regulator in 2015. It includes a catch-up for a shortfall in revenue collected in 2018/19 due to lower than forecast energy consumption, and finalisation of payments under the Regulator’s reliability incentive scheme for the 2015-20 period.
Distribution charges are then proposed to fall in 2020-21 by an average of $40 for residential customers and $111 for small to medium-sized business customers (20MWh per annum), reflecting SA Power Networks’ plans for managing the network for the next five-year period (2020-25).
Click here to read a media release relating to the proposal.