Archive of posts tagged 'electricity'

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

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

Submission to the Senate Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power

February 15, 2019

Retail price competition and deregulation has resulted in a market that requires consumers to become, and remain, highly engaged in the electricity market in order to pay a reasonable price for their electricity. PIAC supports allowing engaged consumers to make … read more

Submission to AEMC review of stand-alone power systems – priority 1 draft report

February 13, 2019

PIAC supports distribution network service providers (DNSPs) pursuing the least-cost option to provide regulated network services. In assessing non-network options to address a need, PIAC considers that DNSPs should consider off-grid solutions, or Stand-Alone Power Supply (SAPS), where they provide … read more

No interest loan plan puts roof-top solar within reach of struggling households

February 11, 2019

PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumer Advocacy Program (EWCAP) has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s commitment to provide no-interest loans for households to access solar and batteries, announced on Sunday. ‘This program will provide welcome relief for people struggling with … read more

Submission to the AER’s draft determinations and the NSW DNSPs’ 2019-24 revised proposals

February 7, 2019

PIAC responded to the AER’s draft determination and revised proposals from Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy regarding the regulated revenue for the 2019-24 regulatory period. Energy consumers are currently struggling to afford high energy bills. A combination of high … read more

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

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