The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (the Tribunal) is undertaking a review of the regulatory arrangements to apply to the four NSW electricity distribution network service providers (DNSPs), EnergyAustralia, Integral Energy, Country Energy and Australian Inland from 1 July 2004.

The anticipated regulatory structure is sensitive to demand or growth forecasts. As part of the review process the DNSPs were asked to submit medium, high and low demand forecasts to the Tribunal. The Tribunal has asked McLennan Magasanik Associates (MMA) to review the demand forecasts submitted by the DNSPs and prepare independent forecasts of customer numbers, energy consumption and peak demand for each DNSP.