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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

To suspend or not to suspend-that is the question. Response to National Electricity Amendment (Market Participant Suspension Framework) Rule 2016.

July 7, 2016

This submission is in response to the proposed rule change to refine the role and scope of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) in deciding whether to suspend a market participant from the energy market when they enter into external … read more

Response to Transmission connection and planning arrangement

June 28, 2016

The COAG-sponsored rule change proposes to introduce new definitions, improved negotiation and dispute resolution processes, and increased transparency into the connection and planning of transmission networks. The rule change is in response to a recent transmission connection framework review. PIAC … read more

Letter to AER re review of minimum disconnection amount

June 24, 2016

This letter to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is in response to the AER’s review of the minimum amount owing for disconnection. The current approved amount is $300 (GST inclusive) for both electricity and gas. PIAC believes that disconnection should … read more

Faster: Enabling efficient customer transfers in the electricity market through estimated reads

June 15, 2016

In this submission the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) commented on the AEMC’s Consultation Paper for the National Electricity Amendment (Using estimate reads for customer transfers) Rule 2016. The rule change proposes amendments to the National Electricity Rules (NER) and … read more

Review of regulated retail prices and charges for gas from 1 July 2016. Response to IPART review of regulated retail prices.

June 7, 2016

PIAC’s letter responded to IPART’s final report for regulated retail prices and charges for gas from 1 July 2016. PIAC reiterated its concerns with IPARTs determination that competition is sufficient in NSW, even in regional areas with only one retailer. … read more

Reflecting the long-term interest of consumers in tariff designs. Response to AERs issues paper, NSW TSS

June 7, 2016

In this submission, PIAC reiterated its concerns about the NSW Networks’ proposed tariff structure statements. In previous submissions and presentations, PIAC expressed concerns about the cost reflectivity of the proposed tariffs and the lack of choice in tariff designs for … read more

Review of Rate of Return Guideline. Response to AER proposal for changes to the National Electricity Rules and National Gas Rules regarding the review process of the Rate of Return Guideline

May 27, 2016

In this submission, PIAC supported the AER’s approach of reviewing the Guideline after the rate of return issues have been further clarified in the relevant appeals processes. We agreed with the AER that there would be no value in commencing … read more

Keepin’’ it real: the value of actual meter readsSubmission in response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s Draft Rule Determination on the National Electricity Amendment (Meter Read and Billing Frequency) Rule 2016

May 10, 2016

In this submission the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) commented on the AEMC’s Draft Rule Determination on the National Electricity Amendment (Meter Read and Billing Frequency) Rule 2016. The Draft Determination seeks to limit Ergon Energy Queensland’s original rule change … read more

Transformation of the gas transmission system. Response to the AEMC’s pipeline access discussion paper.

April 15, 2016

This submission is in response to the AEMC’s pipeline access discussion paper. The discussion paper outlines the required governance arrangements, terms and conditions for primary and secondary capacity contracts, operation of capacity trading and un-nominated capacity, and finally information provisions. … read more

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