Energy + Water

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South Australian black system review

September 6, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s review of the South Australia black system event of 2016. The review considers how the current Rules framework could be amended to manage emerging risks to power system security such as the circumstances leading up to … read more

Transparency of new projects draft determination

September 6, 2019

PIAC responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) draft determination on transparency of new projects. Overall, PIAC supports the AEMC’s draft determination. We consider it helps to improve the quality and not just the quantity of information available to … read more

Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Stand-Alone Power Systems – Priority 2 draft determination

August 28, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Stand-Alone Power Systems – Priority 2 draft determination.  PIAC considers that as Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) play a greater role in the NEM, it is important that they are … read more

Jemena access arrangement 2020

August 9, 2019

PIAC provided input to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan for its 2020-25 access arrangement period. We commend Jemena for their broad, comprehensive, responsive and well-timed engagement with consumers and consumer advocates. We have engaged with Jemena on various issues … read more

Regulatory sandbox arrangements

August 8, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s draft report on regulatory sandbox arrangements. PIAC supports the introduction of a set of regulatory sandbox tools that allow changes to the regulatory framework to be trialled in a manner that balances the potential to … read more

Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Homes discussion paper

August 8, 2019

PIAC responded to the Commonwealth Department of Energy and Environment’s Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Homes discussion paper (the paper). PIAC strongly supports the detailed submissions to this process by RENEW and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). PIAC has worked closely with … read more

Youth justice: time to raise the age

August 7, 2019

In this edition: Youth justice: time to raise the age;  A fairer NDIS;  Law reform: supporting survivors of domestic violence;  Health care and human rights seminar with the Kirby Institute;  Homelessness Week 2019;  Announcing PIAC’s new Principal Solicitors;  Opinion: demand … read more

Reducing Customer Switching Times

August 1, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s consultation on the proposed rule change, intended to reduce the time taken customers to switch between retailers. PIAC considers the ability of customers to switch easily between retailers is an important contributor to achieving good consumer outcomes in the retail energy … read more

National Hydrogen Strategy issues papers

July 26, 2019

PIAC responded to the COAG Energy Council’s consultation on the National Hydrogen Strategy issue paper 6 – Hydrogen in the gas network.    We note that the issues paper focusses on the policy and technological barriers to the use of hydrogen … read more

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

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