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Submission to Forecasting productivity growth for electricity distributors draft decision

December 18, 2018

PIAC strongly supports the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) reviewing its current practice of assuming zero productivity growth in distribution determinations. We do not consider this practice to be in the long-term interests of consumers. Consumers expect businesses to find cost … read more

Submission to IPART Monitoring the retail energy markets during 2017-18 – information paper

August 2, 2018

PIAC supports the continued monitoring of both NSW retail electricity and gas prices by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART). Retail electricity prices across NEM states have steadily increased in real terms since deregulation of the retail electricity market … read more

Establishing values of customer reliability rule change consultation paper

June 5, 2018

The Australian Energy Market Commission is consulting on a rule change to place responsibility for developing and periodically reviewing estimates of the Value of Customer Reliability (VCR) to the Australian Energy Regulator. VCR represents the value which different types of … read more

Submission to the Energy Security Board consultation paper on a NEM data strategy

April 24, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) consultation paper on a data strategy for the National Electricity Market (NEM). The strategy is intended to provide clear principles to guide how data is managed in the energy market … read more

Submission to the COAG EC on facilitating access to consumer electricity data

March 26, 2018

The COAG Energy Council is considering ways to facilitate improved access to useful electricity data for consumers and their agents. PIAC supports this but notes that while all consumers should have the opportunity to access energy and make use of … read more

PIAC letter regarding proposed amendments to the NSW Social Programs for Energy Code

October 30, 2017

The NSW Government sought feedback regarding proposed amendments to the NSW Social Programs for Energy Code. PIAC welcomed the the intent of proposed amendments to improve the supporting frameworks for vulnerable and disadvantaged energy users with measures including the provision of … read more

National Energy Guarantee an opportunity for sensible discussion on reliability vs cost

October 18, 2017

Following the announcement of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee, PIAC’s Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has called for the interests of people, not coal, to be kept at the centre of the debate on energy reliability and … read more

Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems

October 12, 2017

Ensuring Consumer Protections for Purchasers of Residential Battery Storage Systems, by Dr Penelope Crossley of the University of Sydney, was produced for PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) to investigate whether warrantees for household batteries sold in Australia … read more

Ministerial powers to make Rules from Energy Security Board recommendation

September 29, 2017

PIAC responded to the draft Statutes Amendment (National Energy Laws) (Rules) Bill 2017 which proposes to provide powers to make changes to the National Electricity Rules if recommended by the Energy Security Board (ESB) and unanimously supported by the COAG … read more

Submission to IPART on NSW Electricity Transmission Reliability Standard

September 7, 2017

PIAC responded to IPART’s draft compliance with the NSW Electricity Transmission Reliability Standard.  PIAC supports the changed calculation of restoration time for dual failures, using the lifecycle average failure rate in determining compliance with the Expected Unserved Energy allowance and the inclusion of third … read more

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