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Submission to draft Terms of Reference for IPART to review electricity distribution reliability standards

February 18, 2019

PIAC supports the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) developing a report which recommends “changes to electricity distribution reliability standards… that could deliver bill savings.” This should lead to a correction of the earlier over-investment in the NSW electricity … read more

AER remitted NSW/ACT DNSPs 2014-19 opex decisions

November 30, 2017

PIAC responded to the AER’s issues paper regarding Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy’s remitted opex decisions for the 2014-19 regulatory control period. In PIAC’s view, the AER should use revealed costs to determine opex allowances for the DNSPs where they are … read more

AER DNSP ring-fencing waivers

November 14, 2017

PIAC lodged a submission to the AER on its draft decision to the DNSP ring-fencing waiver applications, supporting the AER’s draft decision. As noted in our submission to the first stage of consultation, PIAC did not oppose the waiver applications from … read more

AEMC Alternatives to grid-supplied network services rule change

November 8, 2017

PIAC lodged a joint submission with Energy Networks Australia and the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) to the AEMC’s draft determination on the Alternatives to grid-supplied network services rule change.                      Our three … read more

COAG Energy Council review of Consumer participation in revenue determinations

November 7, 2017

PIAC noted that long term funding certainty, and retention of knowledge and experience in the sector, is essential for consumer advocacy to make a lasting impact. Building capacity in the consumer sector over time is a priority, and is essential … read more

AEMC Review of regulatory arrangements for embedded networks

October 16, 2017

PIAC responded to the draft report of the AEMC’s Review of regulatory arrangements for embedded networks. In this submission, PIAC raised a number of issues with the draft regulatory framework. PIAC opined that the AEMC’s draft may overstate the potential for … read more

Declaration of Lack of Reserve conditions rule change

September 9, 2017

PIAC responded to the AEMC on its Declaration of Lack of Reserve conditions rule change. PIAC agrees that the AEMC must consider the ability of the proposed rule change to better capture the willingness of consumers to pay for reliability … read more

Alternatives to grid-supplied network services rule change

July 28, 2017

PIAC responded to the AEMC on the alternatives to grid-supplied network services rule change. PIAC supports the intent of the rule change to clarify that a DNSP can provide off-grid solutions where they provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional network supply. … read more

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