Increased Retailer Reporting and the CDR in NSW
At the end of December 2019, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal NSW (IPART) released its final report on its Review of the Performance and Competitiveness of the NSW Retail Electricity Market for 2018-2019 (Report) ...
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Review of Queensland Energy Legislation
In mid-2018, the Queensland Government carried out an initial consultation on a Review of Queensland Energy Legislation (the Review). The Review covers the operation of the Electricity Act 1994, the Gas Supply Act 2003, the ...
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New Reporting Obligations Proposed for Energy Retailers
By Alex Silcock, Compliance Quarter Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) has requested amendments to the National Electricity Rules and National Energy Retail Rules to improve retail market transparency. The proposed rule change would require retailers to ...
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Frequently Asked Questions on the Energy Consumer Data Right (Client Update)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Treasury have been progressing policy work on the implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the energy sector. In this update we respond to some ...
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Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund Microgrids 2019-20
The Australian Commonwealth Government has announced a fund designed to support feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost-effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia. The program will fund projects between $100,000 ...
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When are businesses allowed to collaborate to purchase electricity collectively? The latest ACCC decision
Last month the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its Draft Determination and Interim Authorisation for the Large Format Retail Association (LFRA) to collectively purchase electricity.[1] In this update we look at the mechanism ...
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