Queensland electricity transmission tariffs 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017
First 10 of 10 paragraphs shown The chart shows Powerlink's idea of how its proposed 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017 costs would impact Queensland transmission tariffs. Powerlink argued coal and LNG projects increased its need to spend.
Powerlink opposes constraints: The Australian Energy Regulator aimed to limit Powerlink's spending, with the aim to lower electricity bills, in Queensland.
As in other States, network costs and fees of all kinds were now very high; and in some areas, higher than the cost of the energy delivered by that system.
This data was for Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limiteds (Powerlinks) monopoly transmission services for the regulatory period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2017.
Revised proposal: Powerlink argued to the AER in May 2011 that Powerlink's forecasts were for record levels of capital investment in the resources sector in Queensland and in related sectors such as rail and ports .
Coal and LNG expansion: This activity continues to be a key driver of increased demand for electricity over the next regulatory period, including in areas not currently serviced by the transmission network.
AER does not get it, says Powerlink planners: "The impacts of this significant economic activity in Queensland on both electricity demand and Powerlinks operating environment must be appropriately recognised by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in making its Final Decision".