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Submission to consultation paper on Application period for contingent project revenue rule change

April 5, 2019

The Energy Security Board proposed a change to the National Electricity Rules which would no longer prevent transmission and distribution network businesses from submitting a contingent project application to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in the 90 business days before … 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

DirectLink 2020-25 revenue proposal

March 16, 2019

PIAC responded to DirectLink’s revenue proposal for 2020 to 2025. PIAC contends that efficiency and consumer preferences should be central drivers of decisions by the businesses and the AER. We consider we cannot support DirectLink’s proposed revenue allowance or Regulated … read more

Electricity Retail Industry Code public consultation paper

March 12, 2019

PIAC responded to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy’s consultation on regulations to implement the Australian Energy Regulator’s Default Market Offer (DMO) and reference prices for non-price-regulated regions within the National Electricity Market (NEM). PIAC strongly supports the … read more

Draft AER Customer Hardship Policy Guideline submission

March 1, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission in response to the AER’s draft Customer Hardship Policy Guideline. PIAC supports the development of a Customer Hardship Policy Guideline but regards the process and the draft guidelines as an interim step and that a more … read more

AEMC advanced metering communications draft rule

February 11, 2019

PIAC made a submission in response to the AEMCs draft rule determination on advanced metering communications. PIAC is not convinced that the proposed rule change is the most appropriate response to the isolated instances of consumers objecting to the existing … 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

Advanced meter communications consultation paper

November 7, 2018

PIAC lodged a submission responding to the AEMC’s proposed ‘meter installations – advanced meter communications’ amendment. The amendment is to make a provision for circumstances where an existing Type 4, communication enabled meter connection may have its communications functions disabled, … read more

Submission to Hardship Guideline Issues Paper

January 14, 2018

PIAC responded to the AER’s Issues Paper on new retailer hardship policy guidelines. PIAC supports the development of enforceable hardship policy guidelines but considers the AER’s scope of the hardship guidelines could be widened to better support the intent of … read more

PIAC submission to IPART’s asset disposal policy consultation

November 7, 2017

PIAC lodged a submission to IPART’s asset disposal policy consultation. PIAC support’s IPART’s preliminary position that it: use a gross value for determining asset value to be deducted from the Regulated Asset Base when sold; incorporate efficient sales costs into … read more

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