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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

Monitoring of electricity supply in the NEM discussion paper

December 20, 2018

PIAC responded to the ACCC’s discussion paper on monitoring of the electricity supply in the National Energy Market (NEM). PIAC commends the ACCC on the comprehensive analysis undertaken as part of its Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry (REPI) process and strongly … 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

Strengthening protections for customers in hardship draft rule determination

October 17, 2018

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s strengthening protections for customers in hardship draft rule determination. PIAC broadly supports the intent of the draft rule, which will provide the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) with greater scope to ensure that retailers more consistently … 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

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