icon-electricity Review of Electricity Transmission Code

  • Project Released: 14 Apr 2011
  • Project Closes: 06 Mar 2012
  • Contact: Stuart McPherson

Overview

ElectraNet SA Pty Ltd (ElectraNet) operates the main electricity transmission network in South Australia and is required to comply with the electricity transmission code (the code), which has been made by the Commission pursuant to Part 4 of the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (ESC Act).

The code requires ElectraNet to maintain the specified level of reliability and supply restoration standards.  These performance standards are reviewed periodically and as may be appreciated from the nature and scope of transmission operations, exit point reliability standards are one of the drivers of ElectraNet’s revenue requirements. As such, any changes to the exit point reliability standards over time will have cost implications for ElectraNet and therefore price implications for South Australian consumers.

ElectraNet's revenue allowance is determined by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) who will be reviewing ElectraNet's revenue requirements during 2012-13 for the 5-year regulatory period commencing July 2013. The code exit point reliability standards are relevant to this review and outcomes from this review will influence  ElectraNet's revenue submission to the AER.

Status

Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Draft
  • Submissions
  • Final

Final

Following the period of public consultation on the draft decision and draft version of the code, the Commission considered the  comments received in submissions from interested parties and has released its final decision on the review of the code.

The  electricity transmission code, version TC/07, incorporating the Commission's final decisions, will take effect on and from 1 July 2013.