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New demand response rule to erode market power of generator cartel

July 19, 2019

  ‘Australia is about to take another significant step towards breaking the market power of the country’s electricity generation cartel – and prepare for a renewables-dominated grid – with the main rule maker finally allowing demand response to enter the … read more

Big energy users paid for reducing demand

July 19, 2019

‘Big energy users look set to be rewarded for reducing their power usage during peak periods, under a plan to prevent summer blackouts.’ ‘The energy market rule-maker has released a draft version of its so-called “demand response mechanism” for public … read more

How ‘negawatts’ could help businesses cut their power bills

July 19, 2019

‘Manufacturers including BlueScope Steel and CSR stand to benefit from proposed rule changes in the electricity market that will allow them to better control their power use and bid directly into the wholesale market, saying it will help drive down … read more

National plan to cut use and cost of power released

July 19, 2019

‘The Australian National Energy Market Commission has today released a wholesale demand response draft rule that would allow businesses to sell power into the grid.’ ‘It is designed to reduce power use and cost…’

AEMC urges change to allow users to sell power back to the grid to guarantee energy demand

July 19, 2019

‘In a sign of rising pressure on power generation, the Federal Government’s chief energy advisor is urging rule changes to allow large commercial and industrial users to easily reduce their demand in peak periods and sell it back into the … read more

Energy prices: large users could be paid to reduce demand at peak times

July 19, 2019

‘Large energy users would be paid to reduce their power demand at peak times under a proposed new rule for the sector aimed at boosting competition and reducing wholesale prices…’

Demand Response Rule Change: Consumers set to save from energy market shake-up

July 18, 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, The Australia Institute and Total Environment Centre have today welcomed a draft rule by the Australian Energy Market Commission (the Commission) that will increase competition in the wholesale energy market, lower emissions and prevent blackouts. … read more

Rule change to extend the Demand Management Incentives Schemes and Demand Management Innovation Allowance to apply to transmission businesses

July 10, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s consultation on a rule change to extend the Demand Management Incentives Schemes (DMIS) and Demand Management Innovation Allowance (DMIA) to apply to transmission businesses. We support the rule change and note that where transmission businesses … read more

Converting the Integrated System Plan into action

June 21, 2019

PIAC along with NSW Farmers, Total Environment Centre, Renew, South Australian Council of Social Services, Consumer Action Law Centre, and Uniting Communities made a joint submission to the Energy Security Board’s consultation on actioning the Integrated System Plan.  Our submission … read more

Retailer Reliability Obligation draft interim forecasting guideline

June 19, 2019

PIAC responded to the AER’s consultation paper on the Forecasting Best Practice Guideline for the Retailer Reliability Obligation (RRO). The issues and our recommendations on forecasting are covered in our earlier submission to AEMO’s Reliability Forecasting Methodology Issues Paper. PIAC … read more

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