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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

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

Submission to the Senate Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power

February 15, 2019

Retail price competition and deregulation has resulted in a market that requires consumers to become, and remain, highly engaged in the electricity market in order to pay a reasonable price for their electricity. PIAC supports allowing engaged consumers to make … read more

Submission to the AER’s draft determinations and the NSW DNSPs’ 2019-24 revised proposals

February 7, 2019

PIAC responded to the AER’s draft determination and revised proposals from Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy regarding the regulated revenue for the 2019-24 regulatory period. Energy consumers are currently struggling to afford high energy bills. A combination of high … read more

Energy users could be paid to reduce use

February 5, 2019

‘Consumers could be paid for reducing the amount of electricity they use to help the grid during peak demand in an industry change being considered by the market’s rule maker…The rule change was requested by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, … read more

Submission to consultation paper on regulatory sandbox arrangements

February 5, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to the AEMC’s consultation paper on regulatory sandbox arrangements to help develop proof-of-concept projects to help inform future regulatory reforms in light of the ongoing transformation of the electricity sector. This transformation will require energy policy … read more

2018 AEMO Demand Forecasting Methodology – Issues Paper

November 28, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to AEMO’s issues paper seeking comment on its demand forecasting methodology. PIAC notes that the availability, understanding and use of independent and robust forecasts play an important role in ensuring the efficient planning and operation of … read more

Submission to Public Consultation Paper on Underwriting New Generation Investments

November 9, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Commonwealth Government’s consultation paper on its proposed program to underwrite new generation investments. Recommendation 4 of the ACCC report into electricity supply, which serves as the basis for this program, intended to facilitate economic … read more

Submission to review of the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems issues paper

October 12, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the AEMC’s review of the regulatory frameworks for stand-alone power systems. PIAC supports distribution network service providers (DNSPs) pursuing the least-cost option to provide regulated network services. Where this option is the use of a … read more

Engaging with consumers: How do the energy distributors stack up?

September 18, 2018

Essential Energy has come out on top in PIAC’s first formal evaluation of the consumer engagement practices for the three electricity distribution businesses in NSW. Essential Energy, who received a 4 star rating, was closely followed by Endeavour on 3.5 … read more

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