Powerlink is reviewing its transmission pricing arrangements in response to ongoing customer concerns about affordability and changing customer expectations. 

We consider it vital that all parts of the electricity system, including transmission, play their role in trying to address affordability concerns and put downward pressure on prices. The challenge for Powerlink is to find ways to adapt to the changing environment and deliver our transmission services to meet customer expectations at the lowest long run cost.


As part of this review process, on 26 July 2019 we published a Transmission Pricing Consultation Paper to provide an avenue to proactively engage with our customers and stakeholders and gain valuable input that will ensure any future pricing arrangements deliver optimal outcomes across our diverse customer base.

The Consultation Paper outlines proposed pricing criteria and alternative pricing options for this review. 

Consultation on this paper closed 6 September 2019. The next step in this process is the publication of a Transmission Pricing Draft Positions Paper.


On 26 August 2020 the Draft Positions Paper was published. This paper builds on the pricing criteria and potential pricing options discussed in the Transmission Pricing Consultation Paper.  

To facilitate further engagement and to understand how any potential changes may impact our customers, the paper highlights key themes from input and discussions to date as well as an overview of the outcomes from detailed modelling of alternative pricing arrangements.

Submissions to the Draft Positions Paper will close on 25 September 2020. Feedback can be provided via email to [email protected]. The next step in this process is the publication of a Final Pricing Outcomes Paper.


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If you have any further questions or feedback please contact our team via email at [email protected].