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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

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

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 AEMC Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment discussion paper

May 23, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) discussion paper for its Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment review. The review considers whether the current regulatory frameworks remain suitable given the transformation from a market dominated by … read more

Submission to the AEMC Reliability Frameworks Review directions paper

May 23, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) directions paper for its Reliability Frameworks Review. The review contemplates changes to market design to support other reforms in delivering long-term reliability of the energy system. In particular, the … read more

Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into impediments to business investment

May 11, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission to the Inquiry into impediments to business investment by the Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics. Affordable, sustainable and reliable energy services are an essential component of the quality of life for Australians. Without this, the … read more

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