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Network tariffs

The money that we are allowed to collect through 2015-20 for our network services was approved by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in its Distribution Determination in October 2015.

This revenue allowance is used to determine our network tariffs each year, which are approved by the AER. The AER also approves prices for our  Alternative Control Services (ACS) which are charged separately and do not form part of the network tariffs.

User guides

We charge your electricity retailer the network tariffs for the supply of electricity to your premises. Your market contract may be based on fully inclusive prices or your retailer may pass through our network tariffs as a separate charge on your electricity bill. Check with your retailer on how they have calculated your electricity costs and how charges will appear on your power bill.

These documents provide an introduction to our current network tariffs for each customer group.

Approved pricing documents

Tariff structure statement

Our Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) was approved by the AER in February 2017. Our Pricing Proposals for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 will be consistent with the details outlined in this document. Any changes to the actual rates are explained in the relevant Pricing Proposal.

Pricing proposal

Our 2017-18 Pricing Proposal (PDF 1.4 mb) was approved by the AER on 16 May 2017.

The Pricing Proposal sets out proposed prices for our distribution services for 2017-18. It includes the network tariffs for our Standard Control Services (SCS) and charges for our various ACS. We must show that our proposed prices comply with the National Electricity Rules and are consistent with our approved Tariff Structure Statement for 2017-2020.

We provided a number of supporting attachments to the AER as part of our Pricing Proposal, including:

  • An updated indicative pricing schedule (PDF 796.0 kb) for 2018-19 and 2019-20
  • A comparison (PDF 67.6 kb) between the indicative 2017-18 rates included in our Tariff Structure Statement, and the proposed 2017-18 rates submitted as part of the Pricing Proposal. Differences between proposed and indicative 2017-18 rates are explained in our Pricing Proposal.

Our 2016-17 approved Pricing Proposal remains in effect until 30 June 2017:

Supporting pricing documents

We are required to publish and maintain a range of information about our tariffs on our website, including:

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 2017-18 year.

Network tariff guide

The Network Tariff Guide 2017-18 (PDF 1.2 mb) and associated SCS Network Tariffs spreadsheet (XLSX 541.9 kb) is an operational document for customers, retailers and consultants, setting out the Network Tariff Codes, application rules and rates for each network tariff. A statement outlining the tariff classes and network tariffs applicable to each class in included in the Network Tariff Guide.

The Network Tariff Guide comes into effect on 1 July 2017 and expires on 30 June 2018.

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 88.0 kb).

The 2016-17 versions remain available via the following links:

Information guide for Standard Control Services (SCS) pricing

The Information Guide for Standard Control Services Pricing 2017-18 (PDF 1.0 mb) explains how network tariffs are calculated for all customers on our network.

Price list for Alternative Control Services (ACS)

The Price List for Alternative Control Services 2017-18 (PDF 611.8 kb) and associated spreadsheet (XLSX 286.3 kb) sets out the prices and product codes that apply in our electricity distribution area for ACS. A statement outlining the ACS tariff classes and tariffs applicable to each class in included in the price list.

The 2017-18 Price List for ACS was amended on 17 November as a result of the Power of Choice (PoC) reforms. This version of the Price List comes into effect on 1 December 2017 and expires on 30 June 2018.

The previous 2017-18 and 2016-17 versions are available via the following links:

Connection policy

Our Connection Policy (PDF 580.0 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.

Application for review

An Application For Review Form (PDF 51.8 kb) may be completed by retailers and customers that would like to request a change to:

Completed forms should be emailed to MIMS_QESI@ergon.com.au.

Further information

If you want to know more about how network pricing affects you or have other questions call us on 13 74 66 (Mon to Fri, 7am - 5.30pm) or email networkenquiries@ergon.com.au.

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