On 8 May 2012, the Minister provided the QCA with an amended delegation which removed the requirement for the QCA to set prices for the residential general supply tariff (tariff 11). The Minister’s covering letter and amended Delegation can be accessed below.
On 31 May 2012, we released the final determination on 2012–13 regulated retail electricity prices (notified prices) for all regulated retail electricity tariffs in Queensland except for the main residential tariff (tariff 11), which as explained above was set by the Minister.
The notified prices for 2012–13 have been influenced by a number of general factors including:
- further increases in network charges, with Energex and Ergon Energy expected to recover additional revenue from network charges of around15.7% and 11.3% respectively
- an increase in the underlying cost of energy for small customers of around 43%, primarily due to the carbon tax
- retail operating costs for small customers remaining largely unchanged
- the one-off effects of moving from an ad hoc set of tariffs that had evolved over time to a new tariff structure more closely resembling the true costs of supply which will have increased the prices for some tariffs and decreased the prices for others.
Due to the potential impacts on customers and technical issues that distributors need to resolve, we decided to retain a wider range of existing tariffs than we proposed in the draft determination. This will provide time for the distributors to overcome technical constraints and allow many customers time to adjust their consumption to better suit the new tariffs.
The final determination, the Gazette notice of the new prices, and ACIL’s final report and associated cost of energy modelling can be accessed below.
In November 2011 we released a draft methodology paper which outlined our proposed approaches to determining the key elements of regulated retail tariffs and prices. Our consultants, ACIL Tasman (ACIL), also released a report on their proposed approach to estimating energy costs. We conducted workshops and invited submissions from stakeholders on the paper.
On 30 March 2012, we released the draft determination on regulated retail electricity prices for 2012-13. The draft notified prices for 2012-13 reflected a number of general factors including:
- further increases in network charges
- an increase in the underlying cost of energy, primarily due to the carbon tax
- the one-off effects of moving from an ad hoc set of tariffs that had evolved over time to a new tariff structure reflecting the true costs of supply.
Unlike previous years under the BRCI where prices for all tariffs were increased by the same percentage, under the new arrangements different tariffs will be impacted differently. Moreover, the QCA was required to change the main residential tariff (tariff 11) from a flat tariff to an inclining block tariff. The impact of this change on households will vary according to their level of consumption.
The draft determination found the carbon tax would increase the typical residential household’s annual bill by around $192.35 (11.2%). In addition, the Commonwealth Enhanced Renewable Energy Target Scheme would add a further $92.80 (5.4%) to a typical residential household’s annual bill.
All documents relating to the draft methodology paper and draft determination can be downloaded below.
We released an issues paper inviting submissions from interested parties on the range of issues we must consider in this review, including in relation to network costs, energy costs, retail costs and the structure of tariffs.
We also released Energex’s proposed network tariff structure for 2012-13 for comment. As noted in the issues paper, these network tariffs are the basis upon which retail tariffs will be constructed.
We received 20 submissions in response to the issues paper and Energex’s proposed network tariff structure.
The issues paper, Energex’s proposed network tariff structure and submissions can be accessed below.
On 13 September 2011, the Electricity Act 1994 (the Electricity Act) was amended to replace the previous Benchmark Retail Cost Index approach to adjusting regulated retail electricity prices with a new price determination process.
The new price determination process is based on a network (N) plus retail (R) cost build-up approach, where network costs are treated as a pass-through and retail costs are determined by the QCA.
Under the 2011 delegation, we were required to publish:
- a draft methodology paper no later than December 2011
- a draft price determination on 30 March 2012
- a final price determination and gazette the retail tariffs no later than 31 May 2012.
On 25 November 2011, we conducted a public workshop to discuss our draft methodology paper and the draft methodology report prepared by ACIL Tasman. The workshop was attended by 36 stakeholders representing a range of organisations. Information and presentations from the workshop can be accessed below.
On 8 May 2012, the Minister provided the QCA with an amended delegation (2012 delegation). The 2012 delegation is consistent with the 2011 delegation, except for the removal of the requirement for the QCA to set prices for the residential general supply tariff (tariff 11). The Minister’s covering letter and amended delegation can be accessed below.
We also received a direction from the Minister under section 253AA of the Electricity Act to advise on the price that would have applied to a flat tariff 11 under the QCA’s N + R approach in 2012-13 and to identify the impact of the carbon tax on tariffs 11, 31 and 33. We provided this advice on 5 June 2012.
Report and papers
|25 September 2013||Draft report||Draft Determination||pdf, 9.92 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Consultant report||ACIL Estimated Energy Purchase Costs||pdf, 2.93 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Consultant report||ACIL contract volume data||xlsx, 645.98 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Consultant report||ACIL load data||xlsx, 2.96 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Consultant report||ACIL price scenarios||xlsx, 365.55 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Consultant report||ACIL median load data||xlsx, 834.19 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Agforce||pdf, 256.03 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||AGL||pdf, 864.78 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||AGL supplementary submission||pdf, 224.78 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Alinta Energy||pdf, 846.26 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Australian Power and Gas||pdf, 1.32 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Australian Prawn Farmers Association||pdf, 100.79 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Australian Sugar Milling Council||pdf, 305.65 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group||pdf, 301.26 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Canegrowers||pdf, 375.94 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Canegrowers ISIS||pdf, 1.28 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Click Energy||pdf, 683.37 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Donhad||pdf, 59.50 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Energex||pdf, 624.37 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Energy Options||pdf, 358.27 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Energy Retailers Association of Australia||pdf, 142.17 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Energy Retailers Association of Australia 1||pdf, 1016.55 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Ergon Energy||pdf, 888.95 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Growcom||pdf, 77.51 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||IOR Terminals||pdf, 275.03 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Local Buy||pdf, 391.98 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Lumo||pdf, 674.68 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Mabb J||pdf, 5.86 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||MFS Sugar Limited||pdf, 75.23 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Origin Energy||pdf, 643.48 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Origin Energy supplementary submission||pdf, 2.00 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Pioneer Valley Water||pdf, 143.48 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Power Choice||pdf, 10.56 Mb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||QCOSS||pdf, 490.54 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||QCOSS supplementary submission||pdf, 90.61 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||QEnergy||pdf, 338.19 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||QEnergy supplementary submission||pdf, 302.52 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Queensland Aquaculture Industries Federation||pdf, 64.42 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Queensland Consumers Association||pdf, 64.49 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Queensland Farmers Federation||pdf, 195.87 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||QUT||pdf, 203.63 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Shopping Centre Council of Australia||pdf, 148.36 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Stanwell Corporation||pdf, 88.62 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Sucrogen||pdf, 208.97 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||Sucrogen supplementary submission||pdf, 949.85 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||SunWater||pdf, 67.76 Kb|
|11 April 2012||Submission||TRUenergy||pdf, 281.44 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Other documents||Draft methodology paper||pdf, 1.98 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Consultant report||ACIL estimating energy purchase costs report||pdf, 191.02 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Consultant report||Workshop presentation outline of proposed methodology||pdf, 56.38 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Consultant report||Workshop presentation estimating energy purchase costs||pdf, 56.77 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||AGL||pdf, 387.50 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Alinta Energy||pdf, 1.53 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Australian Industry Group||pdf, 452.90 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Australian Power and Gas||pdf, 161.61 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group||pdf, 454.71 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Bundaberg Walkers Engineering||pdf, 1.12 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Canegrowers||pdf, 86.37 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland||pdf, 1.07 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||CQMS Razer||pdf, 14.80 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Energex||pdf, 599.19 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Energy Retailers Association of Australia||pdf, 532.96 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Ergon Energy||pdf, 284.51 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Growcom||pdf, 411.09 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Lumo||pdf, 2.62 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Momentum Energy||pdf, 639.74 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Origin Energy||pdf, 368.07 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Power Trading Technology||pdf, 12.37 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||QCOSS||pdf, 309.29 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||QEnergy||pdf, 344.11 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Queensland Chicken Growers Association||pdf, 131.73 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Queensland Consumers Association||pdf, 44.88 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Queensland Consumers Association supplementary||pdf, 27.59 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Queensland Farmers Federation||pdf, 104.04 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Queensland Government||pdf, 2.03 Mb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Stanwell||pdf, 140.01 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||Telfer A||pdf, 88.04 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||TRUenergy||pdf, 366.85 Kb|
|10 December 2011||Submission||UBS||pdf, 5.30 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||AGL||pdf, 1.13 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Alinta||pdf, 179.77 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League QLD||pdf, 220.21 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Australian Power and Gas||pdf, 6.84 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Bundaberg Regional Irrigation Group||pdf, 505.92 Kb|
|10 May 2019||Submission||Canegrowers||pdf, 12.72 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||CCIQ||pdf, 1.20 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Council of Ageing||pdf, 153.32 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Donhad||pdf, 28.29 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Electrical and Communications Association||pdf, 3.08 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Energex||pdf, 1.33 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Energy Supply Association of Australia||pdf, 44.63 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Ergon Energy||pdf, 1.22 Mb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Origin Energy||pdf, 473.02 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||QCOSS||pdf, 385.27 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Qenergy||pdf, 256.72 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||QLD Consumer Association||pdf, 43.18 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Tableland Canegrowers and Mareeba Fruit and Veg Growers||pdf, 158.93 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||Telfer Alan||pdf, 340.70 Kb|
|25 September 2013||Submission||TRUenergy||pdf, 433.29 Kb|
|10 May 2012||Minister’s direction||Ministerial direction for advice on cost reflective tariff 11 and carbon tax impacts||pdf, 345.63 Kb|
|10 May 2012||Final report||QCA advice to Minister on cost reflective tariff 11 and carbon tax impacts||pdf, 227.52 Kb|
|10 May 2012||Minister’s direction||Ministerial direction for advice on residential carbon tax impacts||pdf, 85.59 Kb|
|10 May 2012||Final report||QCA advice to Minister on residential carbon tax impacts||pdf, 65.95 Kb|