Archive of posts tagged 'electricity'

Demand Response Rule Change: Consumers set to save from energy market shake-up

July 18, 2019

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, The Australia Institute and Total Environment Centre have today welcomed a draft rule by the Australian Energy Market Commission (the Commission) that will increase competition in the wholesale energy market, lower emissions and prevent blackouts. … read more

Transparency of new projects consultation paper

May 22, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMCs consultation paper on a rule change proposal to increase transparency of new projects and improve information across the NEM. The National Electricity Market is in the middle of an energy transformation and has seen a … read more

Investigation into intervention mechanisms and system strength in the NEM

May 17, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s investigation into intervention mechanisms and system strength in the NEM consultation. We highlight that maintaining system strength is becoming more challenging as generation mix evolves. We make the following recommendations in response to issues raised … read more

AER decision a missed opportunity to reduce energy bills

May 1, 2019

PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has said that the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) final determination on Default Market Offer (DMO) prices, issued this week, is a lost opportunity to deliver fairer retail bills for NSW consumers. ‘While … read more

Electricity determination important step to keep energy prices down for NSW

April 30, 2019

The Australian Energy Regulator’s revenue determination for the period 2019-2024, announced today, represents a fair outcome for NSW consumers, and will help curb rising household energy bills. ‘Overall, this determination is welcome news for NSW consumers,’ said Craig Memery, Team … read more

Submission to consultation paper on ISP priority projects – SA Energy Transformation rule change

March 22, 2019

There are several regulatory processes which the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) must conduct following the completion of the Regulatory Investment Test for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Energy Security Board’s proposed rule change would allow the AER … read more

Default Market Offer Price draft determination

March 20, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission in response to the AERs draft determination on the Default Market Offer (DMO). PIAC strongly supports the concept of default pricing as a crucial means of ensuring that all consumers have access to a fair price … 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

Competition and Consumer (Industry Code electricity Retail) regulations 2019 consultation

March 12, 2019

PIAC lodged a letter of submission in response to the consultation paper on the draft electricity regulations code (the code) implementing the Default Market offer Price. PIAC supports the implementation of a default pricing mechanism and is broadly supportive of … read more

Strengthened Retail electricity customer hardship policy guidelines draft

March 1, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission in response to the AERs draft hardship guidelines. PIAC supports the process to strengthen customer hardship protections, by updating the guidelines and ensuring that they are applied more consistently by making them enforceable by the AER. … read more

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