Spark Infrastructure is a major investor in Australian Energy Network Service Providers regulated by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). As an investor Spark Infrastructure values a stable and predictable regulatory framework. This improves access to low cost capital and supports lower prices to customers.
The Australian regulatory framework for incentive based economic regulation has operated effectively for a number of years including producing outcomes as intended specifically where investment is made by the private sector.
From time to time, governments and regulators will undertake reviews of the regulatory framework, engage in consultation or seek amendments to legislation which may impact the way the framework operates and consequently the outcomes for investors. In addition, various commentators and research agencies may publish reports which can influence the way the regulatory regime is viewed and understood.
As a provider of capital to support the provision of energy network services to customers, we seek a regulatory regime that provides ongoing confidence to invest efficiently through stability and transparency of process and outcomes. This ensures that risk remains consistent with investor expectations and reduces the cost of new capital to Network Service Providers and prices to customers.
Spark Infrastructure either individually or collectively with other like minded investors may make submissions in response to regulatory reviews.
To view the submissions and other public communications and presentations, please click on the links below: