EWON expanded jurisdiction and new fee structure

EWON expanded jurisdiction and new fee structure

AU Energy Compliance
The Energy and Water Ombudsman of NSW (EWON) has announced changes to its Constitution and a new funding model. This follows an extensive review conducted by EWON in response to the requirement for Exempt Entities to become members of EWON. In this article, we look at the changes including expanded jurisdiction and a new fee structure. By Anne Wardell, Regulatory Specialist, Compliance Quarter. Photo by Ramiro Mendes on Unsplash KPMG Final Report As part of the review, EWON commissioned KPMG to assist and review proposed models. On 9 May 2018, KPMG released its Final report: KPMG's Final report on membership model, fees, voting rights and Board composition (the Report). The Report considered the following issues: • Membership model; • Fee structure; • Member voting rights; and • Board composition. The Report includes the following…
Read More
New benchmark for solar feed-in tariffs in NSW

New benchmark for solar feed-in tariffs in NSW

AU Energy Compliance, Consumer
On 3 July, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) released its final report on the value of solar feed-in tariffs for 2018/2019[1]. We heralded the release of IPART’s final decision in an earlier article and encouraged our readers to make submissions on the issues paper. Photo by Olivier Fahrni on Unsplash By Alex Silcock, Senior Paralegal, Compliance Quarter Rooftop solar has become increasingly popular, with customers either using electricity generated by their own panels or selling the electricity generated back to the grid. ‘Solar feed-in tariffs’ refer to the amount customers receive from retailers for electricity that they export back to the grid. It is important to note that IPART does not set a uniform tariff that all retailers must adhere to. Rather, they set a voluntary ‘benchmark range’ which gives retailers…
Read More
Webinar – Jurisdictional Derogations from the National Energy Retail Law

Webinar – Jurisdictional Derogations from the National Energy Retail Law

AU Energy Compliance
In this article, we include the transcript and presentation slides from a recent free webinar that examines Jurisdictional Derogations under the National Energy Retail Law. By Alex Silcock, Senior Paralegal and Regulatory Advisor, Compliance Quarter Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania What is the National Energy Consumer Framework (NECF)? NECF consists of the National Energy Retail Law (NERL) and the National Energy Retail Rules. Adopted by all States in the NEM except Victoria which operates under the Victorian Energy Retail Code. Derogations in each jurisdiction. South Australia National Energy Retail Law (Local Provisions) Regulations 2013 New South Wales National Energy Retail Law (Adoption) Act 2012 - Schedule 1; and NERL (Adoption) Regulation 2013 Consumption threshold - NERL (Adoption) regulation - CI 4 Paper Bill charges -…
Read More