Network tariffs

The revenue that we are allowed to collect through 2020-25 for our distribution network services was approved by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in its Distribution Determination in June 2020.

This revenue allowance is used to determine the network tariffs for our Standard Control Services (SCS) each year, which are approved by the AER in our annual Pricing Proposal (see below).

The AER also approves prices for our Alternative Control Services (ACS) which are charged separately and do not form part of the network tariffs.

Approved pricing documents

Tariff structure statement

Our 2020-25 Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) was approved by the AER in June 2020. Our annual Pricing Proposal for 2020-25 will be consistent with the details outlined in our TSS. The specific rates for each tariff will be published in the relevant Pricing Proposal.

Annual Reports
Documents Published
2020-25 Tariff Structure Statement (Erratum August 2020) (PDF File, 1.7 MB) 26 Feb 2021
2020-25 TSS Explanatory Notes – December 2019 (PDF File, 1.5 MB) 10 Jun 2020
2020-25 Indicative Pricing Schedule - December 2019 (MS Excel Document, 558.5 KB) 11 Jun 2020

2021-22 Pricing proposal

Clause 6.18.2(a) of the National Electricity Rules requires us to submit an annual Pricing Proposal to the AER.

Our 2021-22 Pricing Proposal (below) and the rates in the 2021-22 Network Price List were approved by the AER on 7 May 2021. It sets out the tariff classes, tariffs and charging parameters in line with our approved 2020-25 TSS.

The 2021-22 Network Price List contains the rates for SCS and ACS which will be applied in 2021-22.

The documents provided to the AER as part of the 2021-22 Pricing Proposal process are available below as well as on the AER’s website.

Annual Reports
Documents Published
2021-22 Pricing Proposal (PDF File, 1.5 MB) 19 May 2021
2021-22 Network Price List - Updated for ACS Sch8 Prices (MS Excel Document, 508.3 KB) 12 Jul 2021
2021-25 Indicative Pricing Schedule (PDF File, 230.5 KB) 19 May 2021
2021-22 Comparison between proposed prices and indicative prices (PDF File, 142.0 KB) 19 May 2021

Maximum price cap for Alternative Control Services (ACS)

A number of ACS are subject to the maximum price cap set by the Queensland Government through Schedule 8 of the Queensland Electricity Regulation 2006. These maximum prices take precedence over the prices approved by the AER. This means the applicable prices for certain fee-based services charged to customers will actually be lower than the prices approved by the AER.

The ACS prices included in the 2021-22 Network Price List published above have been updated to reflect the approved Schedule 8 maximum price caps.

Supporting pricing documents

We publish and maintain a range of supporting pricing documents to assist interested parties understand the application of network tariffs and ACS. The following documents have been published for the 2021 year.

Network tariff guide

Our 2021-22 Network Tariff Guide (PDF 1.1 mb) provides further information to assist stakeholders in the application and interpretation of our network tariffs applicable to each tariff class for the 2020-25 regulatory control period.

Fact sheets

Measuring Electricity Demand (PDF 208.6 kb) provides an introduction to how electricity demand is measured.

Connection policy

Our Connection Policy (PDF 680.0 kb) provides details of how we determine the capital contribution to be paid when a customer applies for a connection to our network. The Connection Policy has been approved by the AER.

QESI Retailer/customer initiated change

The QESI form (PDF 773.6 kb) is used by retailers or customers initiating a change to a NMI Classification Code (NCC), Customer Threshold (CTC), Distribution Loss Factor (DLF) and/or Network Tariff (NTC).

Further information

Information on Network Tariff Codes and rates for site-specific tariffs are available by emailing netprice@ergon.com.au. Information can be provided in the following circumstances:

  • The requestor is the customer, or an authorised person who is able to sign on behalf of the customer (e.g. Company Manager)
  • The requestor is the current Financially Responsible Market Participant and the request relates to a period of time for which they are responsible for the site
  • The customer's written consent has been provided using our Authority to Release Information to Third Parties Form (PDF 235.0 kb).

If you want to know more about network pricing, please email us at netprice@ergon.com.au.