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This instrument sets out the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) determinations under Part 3 of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code - Electricity Retail Regulations 2019 including: the AER determined per-customer amount of electricity supplied in specified distribution regions to small customers, the AER determined timing or pattern of the supply of electricity in specified distribution regions to small customers and the AER determined reasonable per-customer annual price for supplying electricity in specified distribution regions to small customers.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 01 May 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019

 

 

 

 

Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) (Model Annual Usage and Total Annual Prices) Determination 2019

The Australian Energy Regulator makes the following determination.

Dated  30 April 2019

Australian Energy Regulator

 


 

1.             Name

This instrument is the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) (Model Annual Usage and Total Annual Prices) Determination 2019.

2.             Commencement

This instrument commences on 1 July 2019.

3.             Authority

This instrument is made under section 16(1) of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations).

4.             Definitions

In this Determination:

a)             Regulations means the Competition and Consumer (Industry Code – Electricity Retail) Regulations 2019; and

b)             Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(b) of the Regulations; and

c)             Residential Annual Price without Controlled Load applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(b) of the Regulations; and

d)            Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(a) of the Regulations; and

e)             Residential Annual Price with Controlled Load applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(a) of the Regulations; and

f)              Small Business Annual Usage applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(c) of the Regulations; and

g)             Small Business Annual Price applies to the type of small customer considered in s 6(2)(c) of the Regulations; and

h)             General Usage means the non-controlled load usage of a small customer under s 6(2)(a) of the Regulations; and

i)               Controlled Load Usage means the controlled load usage of a small customer under s 6(2)(a) of the Regulations.

j)               Terms defined in the Regulations have the same meaning in this instrument.

 

 

 

5.             Per-customer usage determination

In accordance with s 16(1)(a)(i) of the Regulations, the AER determines the per-customer amount of electricity supplied in specified distribution regions to small customers of the following types:

Per-customer annual usage determination

 

Distribution region

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load

Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load

Small Business Annual Usage

 

 

General Usage

Controlled Load Usage

 

Ausgrid

3,900 kWh

4,800 kWh

2,000 kWh

20,000 kWh

Endeavour Energy

4,900 kWh

5,200 kWh

2,200 kWh

20,000 kWh

Energex

4,600 kWh

4,400 kWh

1,900 kWh

20,000 kWh

Essential Energy

4,600 kWh

4,600 kWh

2,000 kWh

20,000 kWh

SA Power Networks

4,000 kWh

4,200 kWh

1,800 kWh

20,000 kWh

 

 

6.             Timing or pattern of supply determination

In accordance with s 16(1)(a)(ii) of the Regulations, the AER determines the timing or pattern of the supply of electricity in specified distribution regions to small customers:

a)      Seasonality assumptions, all tariff and customer types

For all tariff and customer types, consumption has no seasonal weighting. That is, kilowatt hours consumed are assumed to be the same on each day of the year.

b)     Annual period usage allocations for Flexible Tariffs (Time of Use tariffs) –Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load and Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load

 

 

 

                    i.            Ausgrid distribution region

Flexible Tariff (Time of Use tariff) period usage allocations

 

Period

Usage allocation per period

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

General Usage - Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

 

 

(1.000)

3,900

4,800

 

2 period

Peak

0.656

2,558.4

3,148.8

 

 

Off-peak

0.344

1,341.6

1,651.2

 

3 period

Peak

0.319

1,244.1

1,531.2

 

 

Shoulder

0.395

1,540.5

1,896.0

 

 

Off-peak

0.286

1,115.4

1,372.8

 

4 period

Peak

0.319

1,244.1

1,531.2

 

 

Shoulder 1

0.271

1,056.9

1,300.8

 

 

Shoulder 2

0.124

483.6

595.2

 

 

Off-peak

0.286

1,115.4

1,372.8

 

 

Controlled Load (CL) annual usage allocations (kWh/year)

CL1 only

CL2 only

CL 1 and 2

 

2,000

 

2,000

CL1 (0.67)

1,340

CL2 (0.33)

660

 

 

                  ii.            Endeavour Energy distribution region

Flexible Tariff (Time of Use tariff) period usage allocations

 

Period

Usage allocation per period

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

General Usage - Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

 

 

(1.000)

4,900

5,200

 

2 period

Peak

0.668

3,273.2

3,473.6

 

Off-peak

0.332

1,626.8

1,726.4

 

3 period

Peak

0.336

1,646.4

1,747.2

 

Shoulder

0.391

1,915.9

2,033.2

 

Off-peak

0.273

1,337.7

1,419.6

 

4 period

Peak

0.336

1,646.4

1,747.2

 

Shoulder 1

0.268

1,313.2

1,393.6

 

Shoulder 2

0.123

602.7

639.6

 

Off-peak

0.273

1,337.7

1,419.6

 

 

Controlled Load (CL) annual usage allocations (kWh/year)

CL 1 only

CL 2 only

CL 1 and 2

CL 1 (0.67)

CL 2 (0.33)

2,200

2,200

1,474

726

 

 

                iii.            Energex distribution region

Flexible Tariff (Time of Use tariff) period usage allocations

 

Period

Usage allocation per period

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

General Usage - Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

 

 

(1.000)

4,600

4,400

2 period

Peak

0.680

3,128.0

2,992.0

Off-peak

0.320

1,472.0

1,408.0

3 period

Peak

0.341

1,568.6

1,500.4

Shoulder

0.393

1,807.8

1,729.2

Off-peak

0.266

1,223.6

1,170.4

4 period

Peak

0.341

1,568.6

1,500.4

Shoulder 1

0.275

1,265.0

1,210.0

Shoulder 2

0.118

542.8

519.2

Off-peak

0.266

1,223.6

1,170.4

 

 

 

 

Controlled Load (CL) annual usage allocations (kWh/year)

CL 1 only

CL 2 only

CL 1 and 2

CL 1 (0.29)

CL 2 (0.71)

1,900

1,900

551

1,349

 

 

                iv.            Essential Energy distribution region

Flexible Tariff (Time of Use tariff) period usage allocations

 

Block

Usage allocation per period

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

General Usage - Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

 

 

(1.000)

4,600

4,600

2 period

Peak

0.668

3,072.8

3072.8

Off-peak

0.332

1,527.2

1,527.2

3 period

Peak

0.338

1,554.8

1,554.8

Shoulder

0.388

1,784.8

1,784.8

Off-peak

0.274

1,260.4

1,260.4

4 period

Peak

0.338

1,554.8

1,554.8

Shoulder 1

0.263

1,209.8

1,209.8

Shoulder 2

0.125

575.0

575.0

Off-peak

0.274

1,260.4

1,260.4

 

Controlled Load (CL) annual usage allocations (kWh/year)

CL 1 only

CL 2 only

CL 1 and 2

CL 1 (0.77)

CL 2 (0.23)

2,000

2,000

1,540

460

 

 

 

 

 

                  v.            South Australian Power Networks distribution region

Flexible Tariff (Time of Use) period usage allocations

 

Period

Usage allocation per period

Residential Annual Usage without Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

General Usage - Residential Annual Usage with Controlled Load (kWh/yr)

 

 

(1.000)

4,000

4,200

2 period

Peak

0.634

2,536.0

2,662.8

Off-peak

0.366

1,464.0

1,537.2

3 period

Peak

0.313

1,252.0

1,314.6

Shoulder

0.388

1,552.0

1,629.6

Off-peak

0.299

1,196.0

1,255.8

4 period

Peak

0.313

1,252.0

1,314.6

Shoulder 1

0.249

996.0

1,045.8

Shoulder 2

0.139

556.0

583.8

Off-peak

0.299

1,196.0

1,255.8

 

Controlled Load (CL) annual usage allocations (kWh/year)

CL 1 only

CL 2 only

CL 1 and 2

1,800

NA

NA

 

 

c)      Small business customers – Flexible Tariff (Time of Use tariff) and Controlled Load usage

Under s 16(2) of the Regulations the AER is not required to determine the timing and pattern of supply for small business customers.

Accordingly, the AER has not determined Flexible Tariffs (Time of Use tariffs) and Controlled Load allocations for small business customers.

 

 

 

 

7.             Per-customer annual price determination

In accordance with s 16(1)(b) of the Regulations, the AER determines what it considers the reasonable per-customer annual price for supplying electricity in specified distribution regions to small customers of the following types:

 

Per-customer annual price determination (all prices GST-inclusive)

 

Distribution region

Residential Annual Price without Controlled Load

Residential Annual Price with Controlled Load

Small Business Annual Price

Ausgrid

$1,467

$2,059

$7,371

Endeavour Energy

$1,720

$2,166

$6,204

Energex

$1,570

$1,927

$6,025

Essential Energy

$1,957

$2,375

$8,045

SA Power Networks

$1,941

$2,420

$9,120

 

 

Dated this 30TH day of april 2019

 

 

Australian Energy Regulator