More about our role in setting prices
Supplying electricity to homes and businesses involves many stages. The costs at each stage are determined by either regulation or competition. Generators sell wholesale electricity into a competitive national market: prices reflect supply and demand.
The main cost is that of networks, or the ‘poles and wires’, which deliver electricity from power stations to homes. Network costs are set every five years by the national regulator, the Australian Energy Regulator.
Regulated electricity prices for 2017–18 and related papers can be found here.