Archive of posts tagged 'regulation'

Jemena access arrangement 2020

August 9, 2019

PIAC provided input to Jemena Gas Networks’ Draft 2020 Plan for its 2020-25 access arrangement period. We commend Jemena for their broad, comprehensive, responsive and well-timed engagement with consumers and consumer advocates. We have engaged with Jemena on various issues … read more

Rule change to extend the Demand Management Incentives Schemes and Demand Management Innovation Allowance to apply to transmission businesses

July 10, 2019

PIAC responded to the AEMC’s consultation on a rule change to extend the Demand Management Incentives Schemes (DMIS) and Demand Management Innovation Allowance (DMIA) to apply to transmission businesses. We support the rule change and note that where transmission businesses … read more

ICT expenditure assessment consultation

June 17, 2019

PIAC made a submission to the AER’s consultation on Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSPs, AKA energy networks) expenditure on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Good ICT is important for network security and business efficiency and efficacy. We generally support investment … 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

Default Market Offer price position paper

December 10, 2018

PIAC responded to the AER’s position paper on setting a Default Market Officer Price (DMO) for energy retailers. PIAC strongly supports the need for significant reform to default retail pricing, and welcomes the recognition that, as it stands, the retail … read more

Designing the annual health check

February 1, 2017

In our submission PIAC considers the purpose and scope of the review and identifies the key issues that we ask the AEMC consider in its assessment. PIAC considers it vital that the AEMC focus on the gaps and the risks … read more

Addressing key gaps in the regulatory investment test

November 24, 2016

Over the past five years, the NSW networks have increased their regulated asset base (RAB) through capital expenditure to augment the system. The RAB determines a significant part of the regulated revenue the networks are able to receive. The networks … read more

Local Generation Network Credits Rule Change

November 18, 2016

The AEMC’s preferred rule change is disappointing and does not address the issues raised by the proponents. PIAC strongly supported the principle behind the rule change proposal. We agree with the other consumer groups that it is a narrow response and will impact … read more

Regulation of the energy wild west: stand-alone systems in the electricity market

November 18, 2016

PIAC considers it important to design a regulatory system that appropriately addresses consumer protections and reliability in situations where stand-alone systems are the sole energy supply for customers. Customers whose energy needs are wholly served by a stand-alone system will require … read more

AER Draft Electricity Ring-fencing Guideline 2016

November 18, 2016

PIAC is of the view that ring‑fencing needs to be as robust as possible, and in particular should contain strong measures around monitoring, transparency and compliance, so that consumers can have confidence that the guideline is being strongly enforced. In … read more

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