Electricity


Public Hearing on Draft Report: Standing Offer Prices for the Supply of Electricity to Small Customers from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017

On 14 February 2014 the Commission  released a draft report and proposed price direction for retail electricity prices from 1 July 2014 for public comment.  At that time the Commission advertised that it would hold a Public Hearing.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, 10 April 2014 commencing at 11.00am at the Commission’s offices located at Level 8, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City.  Persons wishing to appear at the hearing are invited to contact the Commission on (02) 6205 0799 or by email on icrc@act.gov.au to register.


Price Direction for the Supply of Electricity to Small Customers in the ACT from 1 July 2014

Release of Draft Report and Proposed Price Direction: Standing Offer Prices for the Supply of Electricity to Small Customers from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017

On 14 February 2014 the Commission released a draft report and proposed price direction for retail electricity prices from 1 July 2014. A copy of the Terms of Reference is available on the ACT Legislation Register at:

A copy of the draft report, proposed price direction, proposed statement of reasons, media release and submissions received are available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 1 of 2014: Draft Report - Standing offer prices for the supply of electricity to small customers from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017 (February 2014)PDF2 MB14/02/2014
Report 2 of 2014: Proposed Price Direction - Standing offer prices for the supply of electricity to small customers from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017 (February 2014)PDF329 kB14/02/2014
Proposed Statement of ReasonsPDF239 kB14/02/2014
Media Release - Draft Report and Proposed Price Direction - Standing Offer Prices for the Supply of Electricity to Small Customers 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017 (14 February 2014)PDF208 kB14/02/2014

The Commission sought comment in the form of submissions from interested parties on the draft report and proposed price direction.  The closing date for submissions was Friday, 28 March 2014.

Background to the Price Direction

On 20 September 2013, the Treasurer Andrew Barr MLA referred a price direction for the supply of electricity to franchise customers for the period commencing 1 July 2014.  A copy of the Terms of Reference is available on the ACT Legislation Register at:

On 4 October 2013, the Commission released an Issues Paper as the first step in conducting an investigation to determine retail franchise tariffs that will apply in the ACT from 1 July 2014.

A copy of the Issues Paper, accompanying Media Release and submissions received for both the Issues Paper and Draft Report are available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Media Release - Issues Paper - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers from 1 July 2014 (4 October 2013)PDF334 kB04/10/2013
Report 9 of 2013: Issues Paper - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers from 1 July 2014 (October 2013)PDF596 kB04/10/2013

Submissions (Issues Paper)

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Submission 1 (8 October 2013) J WyderPDF183 kB09/10/2013
Submission 2 (15 November 2013) AGL Energy LimitedPDF153 kB15/11/2013
Submission 3 (15 November 2013) ESAAPDF95 kB18/11/2013
Submission 4 (15 November 2013) EnergyAustraliaPDF297 kB18/11/2013
Submission 5 (15 November 2013) ActewAGLPDF608 kB18/11/2013
Submission 6 (20 November 2013) ACAT-EWPDF2 MB20/11/2013
Submission 7 (21 November 2013) Origin EnergyPDF2 MB21/11/2013
Submission 8 (28 November 2013) ACT GovernmentPDF256 kB28/11/2013

Submissions (Draft Report)

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Submission 9 (26 March 2014) ACT GovernmentPDF505 kB31/03/2014
Submission 10 (28 March 2014) AGL Energy LimitedPDF146 kB31/03/2014
Submission 11 (28 March 2014) ActewAGL RetailPDF563 kB31/03/2014
Submission 12 (28 March 2014) EnergyAustraliaPDF230 kB31/03/2014
Submission 13 (28 March 2014) Origin EnergyPDF120 kB31/03/2014

Retail Price Adjustment for Franchise Electricity Customers 2013-2014

Background to the Price Reset

On 21 September 2011, the Treasurer Andrew Barr MLA referred a price direction for the supply of electricity to franchise customers for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014.  A copy of the Terms of Reference is available on the ACT Legislation Register at:

In the Commission’s report released in June 2012 the Commission stated it would review the energy purchase cost data source.

On 22 April 2013 the Commission released an Information Paper on this matter.  The Energy Purchase Cost Information Paper and Media Release are available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 3 of 2013: Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers - Energy Purchase Cost Information Paper (22 April 2013)PDF676 kB22/04/2013
Media Release - EPC Information Paper (22 April 2013)PDF548 kB22/04/2013

On 14 June 2013 the Commission released its Final Decision – Retail Price Adjustment for Franchise Electricity Customers 2013-2014.  The Final Decision and accompanying Media Statement are available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 4 of 2013: Final Decision - Retail Price Adjustment for Franchise Electricity Customers 2013-2014 (June 2013)PDF569 kB14/06/2013
Media Release - Final Decision - Retail Price Adjustment for Franchise Electricity Customers 2013-2014 (14 June 2013)PDF182 kB14/06/2013

Retail Price for Franchise Electricity Customers 2012-2014 - Release of Final Report

Background to the Price Direction

On 21 September 2011, the Treasurer Andrew Barr MLA referred a price direction for the supply of electricity to franchise customers for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2014. The reference was issued under the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act 1997. Among other things, the review was required to:

  • recommend a level of prices for electricity services to franchise customers in the ACT between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2014
  • assess the impact on direct electricity costs of changes in government policies, the efficient and prudent cost of managing risk in purchasing electricity and any other relevant matters.

The Terms of Reference are available below:

On 23 December 2011 we released an Issues Paper as the first step in the process of determining regulated retail electricity prices for the ACT. The Issues Paper identified matters the Commission considered relevant to determining the efficient costs of supplying electricity to franchise customers in the ACT.

A copy of the Issues Paper is available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 11 of 2011: Issues Paper - Retail Prices for Non-Contestable Electricity Customers 2012-2014 (December 2011)PDF870 kB23/12/2011

On 5 April 2012 we released our Draft Report for public comment.  A copy of the Draft Report and Media Release is available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 2 of 2012: Draft Report - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers 2012-2014 (April 2012)PDF446 kB05/04/2012
Media Release - Draft Report - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers 2012-2014 (5 April 2012)PDF48 kB05/04/2012

On 8 June 2012 we released our Final Report.  A copy of the Final Report and an accompanying Media Release is available below:

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Report 4 of 2012: Final Report - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers 2012-2014 (June 2012)PDF605 kB08/06/2012
Media Release - Final Report - Retail Prices for Franchise Electricity Customers 2012-2014 (8 June 2012) PDF217 kB08/06/2012

Copies of submissions received for both the Issues Paper and Draft Report are available below:

Submissions (Issues Paper)

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Submission 1 (31 January 2012) ACAT-EWPDF383 kB31/01/2012
Submission 2 (3 February 2012) AGL Energy LimitedPDF140 kB03/02/2012
Submission 3 (3 February 2012) ActewAGL RetailPDF546 kB03/02/2012
Submission 4 (10 February 2012) TRUenergyPDF233 kB10/02/2012
Submission 5 (10 February 2012) Energy Supply Association of AustraliaPDF47 kB10/02/2012
Submission 6 (13 February 2012) Origin Energy Retail LtdPDF135 kB13/02/2012
Submission 7 (15 February 2012) ACT Health DirectoratePDF376 kB15/02/2012

Submissions (Draft Report)

( Document Name Type Size Published date )
Submission 8 (1 May 2012) Care Financial Counselling ServicePDF127 kB01/05/2012
Submission 9 (7 May 2012) ACAT-EWPDF1 MB07/05/2012
Submission 10 (7 May 2012) ACTCOSSPDF27 kB07/05/2012
Submission 11 (9 May 2012) AGL Energy LimitedPDF185 kB09/05/2012