AER determination: Victorian f-factor draft determinations and explanatory statement
The AER has released its draft determinations on the Victorian f-factor and explanatory statement for the 2016-20 period. The f-factor scheme is an existing regulatory instrument, which encourages distributors to improve their operations so they reduce the type of instances that could lead to starting bushfires. The scheme does this by rewarding distribution businesses to reduce these risks, particularly in bushfire prone areas. The original scheme was introduced by the Victorian Government in 2011.
On 22 December 2016, the Victorian Government published the ‘f-factor scheme order 2016’ which revoked the original scheme and provided for the establishment of a new one. Submissions on the draft determination are due 26 May 2017.