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Electricity Distribution Regulatory Proposal 2021 to 2025

The revenue to fund the operation of AusNet Services’ electricity distribution network is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in five-year blocks or regulatory periods.

The AER’s process to set our revenue is called the Electricity Distribution Pricing Review – or EDPR. In the EDPR underway, the AER will consider our plans for the regulatory period covering 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025. Our Final Regulatory Proposal is due with the AER in July 2019.


Draft 2021 to 2025 Regulatory Proposal – getting your feedback

EDPR 2018

AusNet Services’ draft plans for the 2021-25 regulatory period have been published in our Draft Regulatory Proposal document. The early release of our plans provides a genuine opportunity for your feedback to shape our Final Proposal to the AER.

You can access our Draft Regulatory Proposal by clicking on the link or image.

If printing the document and you need a larger font size, we suggest printing in an A3 size paper format.




How to provide feedback

We will be accepting feedback until 31 March 2019. Below are the various channels that you can provide your feedback through.



Manager Economic Regulation
Locked Bag 14051
Melbourne City Mail Centre VIC 8001


 Twitter logo    @AusNetServices
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Customer input to the Draft Proposal

AusNet Services’ Draft Regulatory Proposal has already benefited from customer engagement and input. We researched our customers’ needs and preferences to develop our plans, and in a ground-breaking trial we agreed parts of these plans with an independent Customer Forum group capable of representing the perspectives of our customers. Further information on this process is available on our Customer Forum page.

At this page you will also find the Customer Forum’s Interim Engagement Report, which has its interim findings, the negotiation process so far and the Forum’s input to the Draft Proposal. We would encourage you to read the Customer Forum’s report.

Further 'deep-dive' consultation workshops

We are planning a number of ‘deep-dive’ workshops for interested customers and stakeholders in early 2019. In these workshops we will discuss key elements of our proposal in detail, seeking your views and opinions. 

We are currently proposing the following dates and topics:

Date Topic of 'deep-dive' 
 Monday 11 February 2019  Customer Experience, Operational Expenditure and Innovation
 Wednesday 27 February 2019  Public Lighting 
 Tuesday 12 March 2019  Capital Expenditure 1: Replacement and Augmentation Expenditure
 Late March 2019  Pricing for Residential and Small to Medium Business Customers 
 Thursday 23 May 2019  Capital Expenditure 2: Information Technology and Integration of Distributed Energy Resources  

If you are interested in participating, or want to learn more about these workshops, please contact Stephanie Judd at



The key stages of the revenue setting process for 2021-25, including the publication of our Draft Proposal, are shown in the timeline below (click to enlarge).

EDPR timeline