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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

AEMC mulls rule change to boost ‘demand response’ in National Electricity Market

September 6, 2018

‘The Australian Energy Market Commission is mulling a rule change that would accelerate the growth of demand response – an alternative source of power to conventional generation – and boost the grid’s resilience to supply squeezes and blackouts. ‘The Energy … read more

AEMC Advanced notice of price change rule change draft determination

August 16, 2018

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s draft determination on the Advance notice of price change. PIAC supports the intent of the draft rule, to ensure that consumers are aware of changes to their retail energy price before they occur. In particular, … 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

Submission to NEG draft detailed design consultation

July 13, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Energy Security Board’s draft detailed design for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). The NEG seeks to align emissions reduction and energy policy in the energy sector by introducing an emissions obligation on retailers and … read more

AER Powers and Civil Penalty Regime Consultation

June 26, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the COAG Energy Council’s consultation which proposes giving the AER greater power to compel individuals to appear before it to give evidence as well as changes to the civil penalty regime under the National Energy … read more

AEMC review: stronger action needed by energy retailers and regulators to ensure that the market is working for consumers

June 15, 2018

Following the release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) 2018 Retail Energy Competition Review, PIAC’s Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has called for stronger action by energy retailers and regulators to ensure that the market is working … read more

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