Energy + Water

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Hepatitis C treatment secured for onshore detainees

May 3, 2019

In this edition: Hepatitis C treatment secured for onshore detainees;  Opinion: Who’s afraid of advocacy?;  Tragedy in Sri Lanka;  Electricity determination important step to keep energy prices down for NSW;  Missed opportunity: AER decision on Default Market Offer prices

AER decision a missed opportunity to reduce energy bills

May 1, 2019

PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has said that the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) final determination on Default Market Offer (DMO) prices, issued this week, is a lost opportunity to deliver fairer retail bills for NSW consumers. ‘While … read more

Electricity determination important step to keep energy prices down for NSW

April 30, 2019

The Australian Energy Regulator’s revenue determination for the period 2019-2024, announced today, represents a fair outcome for NSW consumers, and will help curb rising household energy bills. ‘Overall, this determination is welcome news for NSW consumers,’ said Craig Memery, Team … read more

Submission to COGATI Access and Charging consultation

April 30, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to the AEMC’s consultation paper on the Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment (COGATI). The National Energy Market (NEM) is in the middle of a transformation from an energy system relying primarily on centralised, fossil-fuel generation … read more

Submission on Proposed delay to the review of the transmission ring-fencing guideline

April 18, 2019

We support the proposal to delay the AER’s review of the transmission ring-fencing guideline. The ring-fencing guidelines set out rules which the electricity transmission businesses must follow to ensure they do not exploit their monopoly power to gain an unfair … read more

Submission to consultation paper on Application period for contingent project revenue rule change

April 5, 2019

The Energy Security Board proposed a change to the National Electricity Rules which would no longer prevent transmission and distribution network businesses from submitting a contingent project application to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in the 90 business days before … read more

Submission to consultation paper on ISP priority projects – SA Energy Transformation rule change

March 22, 2019

There are several regulatory processes which the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) must conduct following the completion of the Regulatory Investment Test for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Energy Security Board’s proposed rule change would allow the AER … read more

Submission to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan

March 21, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan. The document is part of Jemena’s early engagement to inform its formal proposal to the AER for determining its gas network prices for the 2020-25 period. PIAC refutes any … read more

PIAC response to Consultation on draft metrics for Strategic Energy Plan

March 19, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) draft metrics for its Strategic Energy Plan. The purpose of the Strategic Energy Plan is to ensure a clear, strategic focus for the COAG Energy Council’s work and to provide … read more

‘Penalties masquerading as discounts’: Time’s up for energy bill rort

February 20, 2019

Energy retailers are set to be banned from using controversial billing practices under a crackdown on so-called discounts that consumer rights advocates say are “exploitative”. The federal government this week directed the energy regulator to look into unfair electricity and … read more

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