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Framework and Approach 2022 to 2027

On 18 September 2020, the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004 was amended to support the delivery of the State Government’s Energy Transformation Strategy. As a result of the amendments, the ERA is required to publish a framework and approach document prior to Western Power submitting its next access arrangement proposal in February 2022. The framework and approach sets out the services that will be regulated through the access arrangement and the incentive mechanisms that will apply.

The ERA is also required to develop and publish four new guidelines on valuing net benefits, new facilities investment test determinations, multi-function assets and a demand management innovation allowance mechanism.

On 5 November 2020 the ERA published a scoping paper to inform stakeholders of the process it must follow to develop the framework and approach and to seek preliminary views on matters that should be considered in the development of the issues paper. Public submissions received in response to the scoping paper are published below. 

On 1 April 2021 the ERA published an issues paper seeking views from stakeholders on the framework and approach for Western Power’s fifth access arrangement review. Public submissions received in response to the issues paper are published below.

On 11 June 2021 the ERA published its draft decision on the framework and approach for Western Power’s fifth access arrangement review. Public submissions received in response to the draft decision are published below.

On 9 August 2021 the ERA published its final decision on the framework and approach for Western Power’s fifth access arrangement review.

As indicated in the final decision on the framework and approach, on 10 September 2021 the ERA published a consultation paper on the classification of services provided by batteries owned by Western Power.

Classification of services provided by batteries owned by Western Power

Date  Documents File type
10-Sep-21 Excluded service determination for covered services provided by batteries owned by Western Power - Consultation Paper
Adobe PDF 202 kB

Final Decision

Date Documents File type
09-Aug-21 Western Power AA5 Review - Framework and Approach - Final Decision
Adobe PDF 629 kB

Public Submissions received in response to the Draft Decision

Date Documents File type
29-Jul-21 Western Power
Adobe PDF 291 kB

13-Jul-21 Alinta Energy
Adobe PDF 110 kB

13-Jul-21 Australian Energy Council
Adobe PDF 156 kB

13-Jul-21 Synergy
Adobe PDF 914 kB

Draft Decision

Public Submissions received in response to the ERA Issues Paper

Date Documents File type
18-May-21 Synergy
Adobe PDF 590 kB

06-May-21 Alinta Energy
Adobe PDF 85 kB

06-May-21 Energy Policy WA
Adobe PDF 48 kB

05-May-21 AEMO
Adobe PDF 84 kB

05-May-21 Australian Energy Council
Adobe PDF 229 kB

05-May-21 Energy Networks Australia
Adobe PDF 730 kB

05-May-21 Noel Schubert
Adobe PDF 937 kB

05-May-21 Perth Energy
Adobe PDF 232 kB

05-May-21 Western Power
Adobe PDF 676 kB

Issues Paper

Date Documents File type
01-Apr-21 Western Power AA5 Review - Framework and approach - Issues paper
Adobe PDF 458 kB

Public Submissions received in response to the ERA Scoping Paper

Date Documents File type
10-Dec-20 Alinta Energy
Adobe PDF 113 kB

10-Dec-20 Australian Energy Council
Adobe PDF 230 kB

10-Dec-20 Noel Schubert
Adobe PDF 782 kB

10-Dec-20 Perth Energy
Adobe PDF 249 kB

10-Dec-20 WA Local Government Association
Adobe PDF 473 kB

10-Dec-20 Western Power
Adobe PDF 636 kB

Scoping Paper

Date Documents File type
05-Nov-20 Western Power AA5 Review - Framework and approach - Scoping paper
Adobe PDF 286 kB

Page last updated: 10 Sep 2021