Archive of posts tagged 'energy'

National Hydrogen Strategy issues papers

July 26, 2019

PIAC responded to the COAG Energy Council’s consultation on the National Hydrogen Strategy issue paper 6 – Hydrogen in the gas network.    We note that the issues paper focusses on the policy and technological barriers to the use of hydrogen … 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

Register of distributed energy resources – Draft Rule Determination

August 7, 2018

PIAC considers that the draft rule determination for the Register of distributed energy resources is in the long-term interests of consumers. PIAC agrees that AEMO is a suitable host for the register and that there is value in starting with … read more

AEMC Strategic Priorities 2017

October 11, 2017

PIAC responded to the AEMC Strategic Priorities Discussion Paper. PIAC’s view is that energy is an essential service that should be affordable for everyone, and it is possible, and necessary, to reduce average household energy bills by 25% by 2025. … read more

AEMC Notification of the end of a fixed benefit period rule change

October 10, 2017

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s Notification of the end of a fixed benefit period rule change consultation paper. PIAC supported the intent to provide better notice to consumers at the end of a benefit period of a retail energy contract.  … read more

Limited Merits Review Abolition

September 19, 2017

PIAC lodged a submission to the Senate inquiry on the legislation to abolish Limited Merits Review (LMR). The NSW Council of Social Service, SA Council of Social Service, Consumer Action Law Centre and Consumer Policy Research Centre supported PIAC’s submission. LMR is the … read more

Submission to non-scheduled generation and load in central dispatch draft determination

July 28, 2017

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s draft determination on the non-scheduled generation and load in central dispatch. PIAC supports the AEMC’s draft determination not to make a rule as the proposal would result in minimal benefits and would not outweigh the … read more

A journey towards reform

January 12, 2017

PIAC has consistently called for greater transparency in the domestic gas market in relation to information and price. The AEMC’s final draft report has not changed significantly from previous drafts. The three major recommendations remain, and a further two have … read more

A competitive market to benefit all.

November 18, 2016

This submission responds to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s (IPART) draft report on the Review of the performance and competiveness of the retail electricity market in New South Wales (NSW). IPART’s review found that competition is working well and made … read more

Paved with good intentions: an assessment of practical outcome against policy intent

November 18, 2016

PIAC welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the COAG Energy Council’s review of the limited merits review (LMR) regime in the National Electricity Law and the National Gas Law. PIAC’s view is that changes to the LMR framework are warranted. Our submission identifies a … read more

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