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 25 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.