Regulatory test consultations

We're always working to identify limitations or constraints in our distribution network. When we propose to establish a new, large distribution asset to address a constraint, Registered Participants and Interested Parties are invited to offer alternative solutions that satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution (RIT-D).

We analyse the different options and prepare a report or request for proposal. Our current consultation reports can be viewed below.

Further information about how we're managing the network can be found in our Distribution Annual Planning Report.

Our requirements under the National Electricity Rules

Under the National Electricity Rules, if we're proposing to establish a new, large distribution asset to address a constraint, then we're required to:

  • consult with Registered Participants, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Interested Parties on the anticipated limitation and options to address the constraint, within the time frame required for corrective action
  • carry out a detailed economic cost effectiveness analysis of options to identify solutions that satisfy the Regulatory Test
  • prepare a report for affected Registered Participants, the AEMO and Interested Parties which includes an assessment of all identified options, details of the preferred solution and the recommended action to be taken.

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Contact us

For any other enquiries and to find out more about our demand management programs please contact us at demandmanagement@ergon.com.au.

Current consultations

Click on an area below to view the current consultations.

Barcaldine, Longreach and Blackall

Report typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Draft Project Assessment Report
(PDF 655.9 kb)
We are seeking information about possible solutions to address the network limitation in this supply area.21 May 20212 Jul 2021
Notice of No Non-Network Options
(PDF 331.5 kb)
An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints in this network area. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules.30 Jun 2020N/A

Charleville

Report typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Request for Proposal
(PDF 1.1 mb)
We are seeking submissions about possible solutions to address the network limitation in this supply area, in order to maintain a safe, reliable supply of electricity.1 Oct 202117 Dec 2021

Cloncurry

Report typeDescription Date issued Submission closes
Non-Network Options Report (PDF 1.5 mb) We are seeking information about possible solutions to address the network limitation in this supply area which may be able to be provided by parties other than us 14 Feb 2020 15 May 2020

Feeder Limitations - 2021/22 Summer Peak

Report typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Request for Proposal (PDF 375.6 kb)We are seeking demand response or non-network solutions to help us manage network constraints and/or limitations during the summer peak demand period 2021/22 in various target areas.23 April 202131 October 2021

Kingaroy

Report typeDescription Date issued Submission closes
Notice of No Non-Network Options
(PDF 1.8 mb)
An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints in this network area. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules 15 March 2021 N/A

Mona Park

Report typeDescriptionDate IssuedSubmission closes
Final Project Assessment Report (PDF 2.2 mb)We are seeking information about possible solutions to address the network limitation in this supply area.3 Sep 20211 Oct 2021
Notice of No Non-Network Options
(PDF 1.2 mb)
An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints in this network area. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules.31 Aug 2021N/A

Pleystowe

Report typeDescription Date issued Submission closes
Notice of No Non-Network Options (PDF 844.9 kb) An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints in this network area. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules 9 Oct 2020 N/A

Rockhampton Glenmore

Report typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Notice of No Non-Network Options
(PDF 1.6 mb)
An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints in this network area. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules.28 Sep 2021N/A

Rockhampton South

Report typeDescription Date issued Submission closes
Notice of No Non-Network Options
(PDF 1.0 mb)
An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints identified in this report.  This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules. 26 Feb 2021 N/A

Turkinje

Report typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Notice of No Non-Network Options Report (PDF 473.5 kb)An internal assessment has determined that no non-network solutions can potentially meet the identified need or form a significant part of the solution for the network constraints identified in this report. This Notice of No Non-Network Options is therefore published in accordance with rule 5.17.4(d) of the National Electricity Rules.7 Oct 2020N/A

Closed consultations

View the Closed consultations webpage to see the list of Regulatory Test Consultations that have now concluded.