Archive of posts tagged 'gas'

Submission to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan

March 21, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan. The document is part of Jemena’s early engagement to inform its formal proposal to the AER for determining its gas network prices for the 2020-25 period. PIAC refutes any … read more

Jemena Gas Networks 2015-20 access arrangement draft remittal decision

February 12, 2019

PIAC lodged a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regarding its draft decision for the Jemena Gas Networks (JGN) 2015-20 access arrangement remittal. The AER had to remake aspects of this decision (published in June 2015) following the outcomes … read more

Regulation of covered gas pipelines draft determination

February 5, 2019

PIAC is broadly supportive of the recommendations contained in the draft determination, and agree that they are likely to represent an improvement to the transparency and efficiency in the operation of the economic regulatory framework for transmission and distribution pipelines. … read more

Struggling families cut off from utilities being pushed further into debt, new report shows

November 22, 2018

‘Struggling families without electricity are cutting back on groceries, maxing credit cards, ­delaying medical appointments and even getting loans from pawnbrokers to get reconnected to the grid.’ ‘A new report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found utility companies … read more

Report: Utility disconnections hitting struggling families hardest

November 22, 2018

A new report on electricity, gas and water disconnections has found disconnecting people from utilities because they can’t afford to pay their bills hurts families that are already struggling, worsens the hardship experienced by people who are already living with … read more

Close to the Edge – a Qualitative & Quantitative Study

November 21, 2018

Close to the Edge is the fourth report in PIAC’s Cut Off research series which explore the impact of utility disconnection for NSW households. The research examines the factors that contribute to household disconnection from electricity and gas and restriction … read more

PIAC submission to the AEMC Review into the scope of economic regulation applied to covered pipelines Issues Paper

August 23, 2017

PIAC responded to an AEMC issues paper discussing gas pipeline regulation. The operation of the east coast gas market is notoriously opaque. This opacity means it is often very difficult for users to negotiate fair access to pipelines, often resulting … read more

PIAC letter to AEMC Natural Gas Bulletin Board draft determination

August 23, 2017

At the request of COAG Energy Council, the AEMC is seeking to change the National Gas Rules to specify both the purpose of the Natural Gas Bulletin Board and how information is reported on it. PIAC responded to the AEMC … read more

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