The ERA is commencing a review of the rate of return guidelines that apply to regulated gas networks and transmission pipelines in Western Australia.
The rate of return guidelines detail the methods the ERA intends to use to estimate the allowed rate of return for gas transmission and distribution pipelines. The purpose of the rate of return guidelines is to establish a consistent and transparent approach for the ERA’s gas access decisions.
The ERA produced its first rate of return guidelines in 2013. The ERA is currently undertaking review of the rate of return guidelines, and plans to release updated guidelines in 2018.
The ERA has to commission and consider a report by an Independent Panel in making its rate of return guidelines. The ERA has released a document that details how we will engage an Independent Panel to review its guidelines.
Independent Panel for rate of return guidelines review
2017 Rate of Return Guidelines review
2013 (Current) Rate of Return Guidelines
The Rate of Return Guidelines that were approved by the ERA in 2013, available below, are currently under review.