Network Tariff Pricing Principles and Methods


The Code assigns responsibility for determining the pricing structure that best gives effect to the pricing objectives of the Code to the network provider. Prior to the commencement of each regulatory control period, the network provider must provide the regulator with a draft statement setting out the details of principles and methods to be used for defining individual standard network access services to be supplied by the network provider and for establishing the reference tariffs to apply to those services. The regulator must approve the statement for use by the network provider unless, in the opinion of the regulator, the statement is not consistent with the principles and objectives set out in the Code.

Power and Water Corporation provided a draft Pricing Principles Statement to the Commission for approval as part of its Revised Regulatory Proposal for the 2009 Regulatory Reset.

Following a period of public consultation on the Revised Regulatory Proposal, the Commission approved the Pricing Principles Statement for use by Power and Water Corporation during the third regulatory control period.

  •  Approval Instrument - Network Pricing Principles

  •  Network Pricing Principles

  • The Commission's oversight of excluded network access services is limited to determining what services are to be classified as 'excluded network access services' and what may constitute fair and reasonable terms for the provision of alternative control services if the network service provider and affected network user are unable to reach agreement.

    Network Tariffs

    The Commission decided to continue with a price cap form of regulation based upon a tariff basket in the third regulatory control period. Hence, the Commission’s price regulation will be based on a calculation of each year’s weighted average network access tariffs.

    2013-14

    2011-12

  • Approval Instrument - May 2011

  • Commission Analysis for 2011-12 Tariffs

  • PWC Statement of Expected Network Price Trends


  • 2010-11

  • Approval Instrument - May 2010

  • Tariffs Schedule - 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

  • Commission Analysis for 2010-11 Tariffs


  • 2009-10

  • Approval Instrument - Network Access Tariffs - 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010

  • Capital Contributions Tariff Pricing Principles and Methods 
     

    Where the granting of access to the network requires the provision of connection or system extension, a network access applicant or network user may be required to make a capital contribution in respect of the capital investment associated with the designing, constructing, installing and commissioning of connection or system equipment where the network provider can demonstrate that the extension would not be commercially viable without that contribution.

    Prior to the commencement of each regulatory control period, the network provider must provide the regulator with a draft statement setting out the details of principles and methods to be used for establishing capital contributions. The regulator must approve the statement for use by the network provider unless, in the opinion of the regulator, the statement is not consistent with the principles and objectives set out in the Code.

    Power and Water Corporation provided a draft Capital Contributions Principles and Methods Statement to the Commission for approval as part of its Revised Regulatory Proposal for the 2009 Regulatory Reset.

    Following a period of public consultation on the Revised Regulatory Proposal, the Commission has approved the Capital Contributions Principles and Methods Statement for use by Power and Water Corporation during the third regulatory control period.

  • Approval Instrument - Capital Contributions Principles and Methods

  • Capital Contributions Principles and Methods Statement

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