AER publishes distribution network data

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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has published performance data for the electricity distribution network businesses that it regulates. The data reflects the key components of the AER’s regulatory determinations for these businesses.

The key findings of the report for 2017 are represented below in a state-by-state breakdown.

NT

  • Asset base: $949m
  • Revenue: $170m
  • Capital expenditure: $50m
  • Operating expenditure: $73m
  • Energy delivered: 1780GWh
  • Customer numbers: 85,710
  • Customer outages: 2.75

QLD

  • Asset base: $22,345m
  • Revenue: $3,066m
  • Capital expenditure: $1,012m
  • Operating expenditure: $717m
  • Energy delivered: 34,687GWh
  • Customer numbers: 2,193,748
  • Customer outages: 1.22

NSW/ACT

  • Asset base: $29,258m
  • Revenue: $3,566m
  • Capital expenditure: $1,084m
  • Operating expenditure: $1,213m
  • Energy delivered: 57,687GWh
  • Customer numbers: 3,774,559
  • Customer outages: 1.02

VIC

  • Asset base: $12,712m
  • Revenue: $2,229m
  • Capital expenditure: $1,059
  • Operating expenditure: $676m
  • Energy delivered: 36,419GWh
  • Customer numbers: 2,902,040
  • Customer outages: 0.97

TAS

  • Asset base: $1,615m
  • Revenue: $303m
  • Capital expenditure: $130m
  • Operating expenditure: $95m
  • Energy delivered: 4,193GWh
  • Customer numbers: 287,652
  • Customer outages: 1.45

SA

  • Asset base: $3,909m
  • Revenue: $761m
  • Capital expenditure: $274m
  • Operating expenditure: $253m
  • Energy delivered: 10,215GWh
  • Customer numbers: 878,300
  • Customer outages: 1.24

Read the full performance report here.

The data covers the period 2006 to 2017 and will be updated annually.

The publication of the data represents an interim step for the AER in the development of more comprehensive performance reporting for the sector.

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