Ausgrid is required to submit an annual network pricing proposal to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) that reflects the efficient cost of providing a safe and reliable electricity supply to our customers and takes account of the impact of tariffs on our customers.
Most customers do not see the network price assigned to their tariff. Retailers can decide how to incorporate these network charges into customers’ final bills.
On July 1 2017 most customers will experience a reduction in their network charges. Energy-use charges will decrease and, for most customers, this offsets a modest increase in fixed charges.
Tariffs for 2017/18 have been based on a target revenue set by an agreed Undertaking with the AER. The undertaking has been agreed because the AER's final determination was set aside by the Australian Competition Tribunal in February 2016.