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2018 Review of the Rate of Return Guidelines

Open for public comment

Submissions on the draft guidelines should be made online at
www.erawa.com.au/consultation
Submissions close 4:00pm (WST),
Friday, 28 September 2018

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

Date Documents File type
21-Jun-18
Engagement Process for Independent Panel for the Rate of Return Guidelines
Adobe PDF 580 kB

2018 Rate of Return Guidelines review

Date Documents File type
29-Jun-18
Draft Rate of Return Guidelines
Adobe PDF 825 kB
29-Jun-18
Draft Explanatory Statement for the Rate of Return Guidelines
Adobe PDF 2.7 MB

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.

Date Documents File type
16-Dec-13
2013 Rate of Return Guidelines
Adobe PDF 684 kB
16-Dec-13 Explanatory Statement for the 2013 Rate of Return Guidelines
Adobe PDF 2.6 MB
16-Dec-13
Appendices to the Explanatory Statement for the 2013 Rate of Return Guidelines Adobe PDF 3 MB