Category Archives for "ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria"

Mar 18

Melbourne Water Price Review – draft decision

ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria , Regulatory News

Melbourne Water draft determination

On 11 March 2016, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) published its draft decision on Melbourne Water’s price review (2016-2021). The ESCs draft decision reduces Melbourne Water’s revenue requirement over the regulatory period down $92m (1.2%) to $7,762.8m down from the $7,854.7m proposed .  The reductions to underlying building block elements are summarised below: Forecast operating […]

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Feb 20

Essential Services Commission-Inquiry into distributed generation

Energy Sector News , ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria

inquiry into the value of distributed generation

In December 2015, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) published a paper outlining the approach it was proposing to follow for its inquiry into the true value of distributed generation. The ESC is focusing on: all forms of distributed generation, regardless of fuel source and including battery; distributed generation below 5 MW; and the total output […]

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Dec 11

Review of Victorian Guaranteed Service Levels Scheme

Customer Service and Protection , ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria

gas electricity performance statistics

On 18 November, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) published its draft decision, part of the current review of guaranteed service levels for Victorian electricity distribution network service providers. Guaranteed Service Level (GSL) payments are made to customers when agreed service levels are not met.  These service levels include standards for the frequency and duration of […]

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Jun 25

Modernising the Energy Licence Framework in Victoria

Energy Sector News , ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria

Australian Competition Tribunal decision

On 25 June 2015 – the Essential Services Commission released an issues paper on potential modifications to Victoria’s energy licencing framework. The commission is seeking feedback on: a lack of flexibility and proportionality to respond to emerging energy technologies and business models; a lack of clarity between the licencing framework and national regulation of generation […]

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Mar 28

Energy Hardship Review in Victoria

Customer Service and Protection , ESC – Essential Services Commission of Victoria

Energy hardship review victoria

On 18 February 2015, the Victorian Government announced an inquiry into best practice financial hardship programmes of energy retailers.  The Essential Services Commission (ESC) was asked to conduct the inquiry, with preliminary findings reported back by the end of Aug 2015. On 27 Mar 2015 – the ESC published an issues paper to guide submissions […]

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