Category Archives for "AER – Australian Energy Regulator"

Aug 23

Electricity market reform back on the agenda for South West grid

AER – Australian Energy Regulator , Balancing Market , Capacity Market , Energy Sector News , ERA – Economic Regulation Authority , Regulatory News , WEM Information

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In a speech to the Energy in Western Australia Conference on 23 August, Energy Minister Ben Wyatt announced the Government’s intentions for reform of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM).  The WEM supplies electricity to the major population centres in Western Australia extending from Perth to Kalgoorlie, Albany and Kalbarri. The reforms that were announced today […]

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May 28

AER issues final decisions for Victorian electricity distributors

Access Arrangements & Price Determinations , AER – Australian Energy Regulator , Electricity

AER final determinations for Victorian distribution network service providers

On 26 May, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) announced its final decisions on regulated revenues for the five companies that run Victoria’s electricity networks; SP AusNet, CitiPower, Jemena, Powercor and United Energy.  The approved network charges will apply from 1 January 2017. The AER reported that the decisions “lock in consumer savings on household electricity […]

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May 23

AER consults on the Minimum Disconnection Amount

AER – Australian Energy Regulator , Customer Service and Protection

AER review of minimum disconnection amount

On 23 May 2016, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) published a consultation letter relating to its current review of the Minimum Disconnection Amount (r116 National Energy Retail Rules). This rule determines that a retailer cannot disconnect a small energy customer for non-payment where the amount owing is less than an amount approved by the AER […]

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Apr 22

AER publishes paper on ring-fencing

AER – Australian Energy Regulator

AER paper on electricity ring fencing

On 20 April 2016, the Australian Energy Regulator published its preliminary position paper for a ring-fencing guideline. To date ring-fencing has mostly focused on separating regulated network services (poles and wires) from contestable services such as electricity retail and generation.  Existing arrangements are State-based, with no national standard. Ring-fencing is needed when both regulated and […]

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