For any questions about your Spark Infrastructure securityholdings, please contact BoardRoom Pty Limited (Spark Infrastructure's share registery) by phone on 1300 737 760 (within Australia) or +61 2 9290 9600 (from outside Australia) or by email at enquiries@boardroomlimited.com.au.

Economic Regulation

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:

2021

2020

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NSG Response to 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation Draft Position - 6 November 2020 NSG Response to 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation Draft Position - 6 November 2020
NSG Response to 2022 RORI Working Papers on Return on Equity - 9 October 2020 NSG Response to 2022 RORI Working Papers on Return on Equity - 9 October 2020
Spark Submission to the ESB on the Consultation Paper on the REZ Framework - 8 September 2020 Spark Submission to the ESB on the Consultation Paper on the REZ Framework - 8 September 2020
Spark Submission to AER's draft Working Paper on Energy Network Debt Data - 14 August 2020 Spark Submission to AER's draft Working Paper on Energy Network Debt Data - 14 August 2020
Spark Submission to AER's 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation - 29 July 2020 Spark Submission to AER's 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation - 29 July 2020
NSG Response to AER's 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation - 29 July 2020 NSG Response to AER's 2020 Review of Regulatory Treatment of Inflation - 29 July 2020
Spark Response to AEMC ENERF 2020 Discussion Paper - 2 July 2020 Spark Response to AEMC ENERF 2020 Discussion Paper - 2 July 2020
Spark Response to Draft Guideline to make the ISP Actionable - 26 June 2020 Spark Response to Draft Guideline to make the ISP Actionable - 26 June 2020
Spark Response to Consultation on Retailer Support - 24 June 2020 Spark Response to Consultation on Retailer Support - 24 June 2020
Spark Infrastructure Response to Consultation on Two Sided Markets - 18 May 2020 Spark Infrastructure Response to Consultation on Two Sided Markets - 18 May 2020
Spark Response to AER Consultation on Delay to SAPN Decision - 27 April 2020 Spark Response to AER Consultation on Delay to SAPN Decision - 27 April 2020
Spark Response to Consultation Paper on priorities and objectives for reporting on regulated electricity and gas - 31 March 2020 Spark Response to Consultation Paper on priorities and objectives for reporting on regulated electricity and gas - 31 March 2020
Spark Response to AER's Transmission Ring Fencing Discussion Paper - 3 February 2020 Spark Response to AER's Transmission Ring Fencing Discussion Paper - 3 February 2020
NSG Response to AER's 2022 RORI Process Review - 16 January 2020 NSG Response to AER's 2022 RORI Process Review - 16 January 2020
Spark Submission to AEMC on the draft report on the rules for distributor - 13 February 2020 Spark Submission to AEMC on the draft report on the rules for distributor - 13 February 2020

2019

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Spark Response to AER's Transmission Ring Fencing Discussion Paper - 3 February 2020 Spark Response to AER's Transmission Ring Fencing Discussion Paper - 3 February 2020
NSG Response to AER's 2022 RORI Process Review - 16 January 2020 NSG Response to AER's 2022 RORI Process Review - 16 January 2020
Spark Response to COGATI Discussion Papers - 8 November 2019 Spark Response to COGATI Discussion Papers - 8 November 2019
Spark Submission to ESB’s Issues Paper on the Post 2025 Market Design - 10 October 2019 Spark Submission to ESB’s Issues Paper on the Post 2025 Market Design - 10 October 2019
Spark Submission to the AEMC COGATI Access Reform Directions Paper - 5 August 2019 Spark Submission to the AEMC COGATI Access Reform Directions Paper - 5 August 2019
Spark Submission to ESB on converting the ISP into action - 21 June 2019 Spark Submission to ESB on converting the ISP into action - 21 June 2019
Spark Submission to the AEMC COGATI Access and Charging Paper - 26 April 2019 Spark Submission to the AEMC COGATI Access and Charging Paper - 26 April 2019
Spark Letter to Minister Pellekaan on Network Price Reform - 20 March 2019 Spark Letter to Minister Pellekaan on Network Price Reform - 20 March 2019
Spark Submission to the AEMC's 2019 Economic Regulatory Framework Review - 14 February 2019 Spark Submission to the AEMC's 2019 Economic Regulatory Framework Review - 14 February 2019
Spark Submission to AEMC on stand alone power systems - 5 February 2019 Spark Submission to AEMC on stand alone power systems - 5 February 2019

2018

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Spark Infrastructure Submission to AER Draft Decision on Forecasting Productivity Growth - 21 December 2018 Spark Infrastructure Submission to AER Draft Decision on Forecasting Productivity Growth - 21 December 2018
Spark Consultation on Proposed Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) Metrics - 6 December 2018 Spark Consultation on Proposed Strategic Energy Plan (SEP) Metrics - 6 December 2018
NSG submission in response to the AER’s Discussion Paper on the review of the regulatory tax approach – 23 November 2018 NSG submission in response to the AER’s Discussion Paper on the review of the regulatory tax approach – 23 November 2018
NSG Presentation - Second Regulatory Tax Forum - 7 November 2018 NSG Presentation - Second Regulatory Tax Forum - 7 November 2018
Spark Submission to COAG Energy Council on changes to tax rules - 29 October 2018 Spark Submission to COAG Energy Council on changes to tax rules - 29 October 2018
Spark Submission to AEMC re Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment Options Paper - 24 October 2018 Spark Submission to AEMC re Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment Options Paper - 24 October 2018
Spark Submission Letter to Standing Committee on Economics - 22 October 2018 Spark Submission Letter to Standing Committee on Economics - 22 October 2018
NSG Discussion with AER Board re RORG - 4 October 2018 NSG Discussion with AER Board re RORG - 4 October 2018
Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - 2 October 2018 (quicklinks) Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - 2 October 2018 (quicklinks)
Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - 2 October 2018 Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - 2 October 2018
Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - Compendium - 2 October 2018 Spark Introduction Letter to Minister Taylor - Compendium - 2 October 2018
NSG Submission on the draft Rate of Return Guideline - 25 September 2018 NSG Submission on the draft Rate of Return Guideline - 25 September 2018
AER letter to NSG regarding request for meeting - 21 August 2018 AER letter to NSG regarding request for meeting - 21 August 2018
NSG Letter to AER requesting a meeting - 15 August 2018 NSG Letter to AER requesting a meeting - 15 August 2018
NSG Presentation on the AER Tax Review - 18 July 2018 NSG Presentation on the AER Tax Review - 18 July 2018
NSG Public Forum Presentation - 2 August 2018 NSG Public Forum Presentation - 2 August 2018
NSG Response to AER's Initial Report on tax - 26 July 2018 NSG Response to AER's Initial Report on tax - 26 July 2018
AER - Independent Panel Fact Sheet - 12 July 2018 AER - Independent Panel Fact Sheet - 12 July 2018
Network Shareholders Group to SA Minister for Energy - 5 July 2018 Network Shareholders Group to SA Minister for Energy - 5 July 2018
Network Shareholders Group to SA Treasurer - 3 July 2018 Network Shareholders Group to SA Treasurer - 3 July 2018
Follow up letter after meeting with Dept of Environment on 20 June 2018 Follow up letter after meeting with Dept of Environment on 20 June 2018
Letter to Minister Frydenberg - 15 June 2018 Letter to Minister Frydenberg - 15 June 2018
Letter to COAG on binding rate of return instrument - 15 June 2018 Letter to COAG on binding rate of return instrument - 15 June 2018
Submission to the AER's tax review from the Network Shareholder's Group (NSG) - 1 June 2018 Submission to the AER's tax review from the Network Shareholder's Group (NSG) - 1 June 2018
Network Shareholder Group submission to the AER RORG Review Debt Discussion Paper – 31 May 2018 Network Shareholder Group submission to the AER RORG Review Debt Discussion Paper – 31 May 2018
Network Shareholder Group submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guidelines (RORG) review – 4 May 2018 Network Shareholder Group submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guidelines (RORG) review – 4 May 2018
Letter to The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP attaching response to consultation on binding Rate or Return – 24 April 2018 Letter to The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP attaching response to consultation on binding Rate or Return – 24 April 2018
Investor submission to the COAG Energy Council on the binding Rate of Return Guidelines (RORG) – 17 April 2018 Investor submission to the COAG Energy Council on the binding Rate of Return Guidelines (RORG) – 17 April 2018
Submission to the AER on the Regulatory Investment Test Guideline – 5 April 2018 Submission to the AER on the Regulatory Investment Test Guideline – 5 April 2018
Submission to the ESB on the Consultation Paper for the draft design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) – 8 March 2018 Submission to the ESB on the Consultation Paper for the draft design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) – 8 March 2018
Submission to AEMO on the Integrated System Plan – 28 February 2018 Submission to AEMO on the Integrated System Plan – 28 February 2018

2017

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Investor submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guideline – 12 December 2017 Investor submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guideline – 12 December 2017
Submission to the ACCC on the Preliminary Report on Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry – 24 November 2017 Submission to the ACCC on the Preliminary Report on Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry – 24 November 2017
Submission to the AER on the preliminary position on the regulatory treatment of Inflation – 9 November 2017 Submission to the AER on the preliminary position on the regulatory treatment of Inflation – 9 November 2017
Presentation provided to AER workshop on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 31 October 2017 Presentation provided to AER workshop on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 31 October 2017
Letter regarding the Senate inquiry into the abolition of limited merits review (LMR) – 19 September 2017 Letter regarding the Senate inquiry into the abolition of limited merits review (LMR) – 19 September 2017
Presentation to the AER’s Stakeholder Forum on the Rate of Return Guideline – 18 September 2017 Presentation to the AER’s Stakeholder Forum on the Rate of Return Guideline – 18 September 2017
Investor submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guideline Process Consultation Paper – 28 August 2017 Investor submission to the AER on the Rate of Return Guideline Process Consultation Paper – 28 August 2017
Presentation provided to AER workshop on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 9 August 2017 Presentation provided to AER workshop on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 9 August 2017
Submission to the AER on the discussion paper on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 29 June 2017 Submission to the AER on the discussion paper on the regulatory treatment of inflation – 29 June 2017
Response to the Future Security of the National Electricity Market Preliminary Report (Finkel Review) - March 2017 Response to the Future Security of the National Electricity Market Preliminary Report (Finkel Review) - March 2017

2016

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