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Current
23 May 2016 - 30 Dec 2016Retail electricity market monitoring 2016

Following deregulation of retail electricity prices in NSW from 1 July 2014, the NSW Government has asked IPART to monitor and report annually on competition for small customers in the retail electricity market in NSW. This review page relates to IPART’s 2015-16 review.

Current
20 May 2016 - 29 Jul 2016Review of Solar feed-in tariffs from 1 July 2016

Over the last five years, IPART conducted an annual review of solar feed-in tariffs, which involved determining the retailer contribution that NSW electricity retailers must make towards the cost of the subsidised feed-in tariffs the Government pays PV customers who are part of the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme and recommending a benchmark range for unsubsidised feed-in tariffs that retailers may voluntarily offer customers who are not in the Scheme. We initiated our 2016 annual review by sending a letter, which sets out our proposed approach and presents our updated benchmark range and retailer contribution, to our key stakeholders. Following stakeholder consultation, we intend to release a fact sheet which explains our final determination on the retailer contribution and benchmark range.

Current

6 submissions

Due: 04 Jul 2016

08 Oct 2015 - 31 Jul 2016Review of Electricity Transmission Reliability Standards

IPART has received terms of reference from the NSW Government to act in the role of economic advisor to review and recommend transmission reliability standards to the Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy for TransGrid for the next regulatory control period. Our terms of reference require us to develop an economic framework to evaluate efficient reliability standards and to select a range of reliability standards which will be assessed using this economic framework.

Completed

13 Jan 2016 - 13 Feb 2016Review of requirements for early termination fees 2015

In July 2013 IPART was requested under section 12A of the IPART Act to specify a cap to apply to early termination fees in fixed term retail electricity contracts in NSW. The terms of reference required that IPART release its final report by 15 December 2013 and review its finding every two years (i.e. by 20 December 2015). In December 2015 IPART was provided with revised terms of reference extending the time that IPART is required to review the caps until December 2017.

Completed

26 submissions

13 May 2015 - 03 Nov 2015Review of Solar feed-in tariffs 2015-16

IPART has received terms of reference from the NSW Government to undertake a review of solar feed-in tariffs. We have been asked to investigate and determine a voluntary benchmark range for solar feed-in tariffs and the retailer contribution towards the costs of the Solar Bonus Scheme. A fact sheet inviting stakeholder comment on our proposed approach and timing for the review will be released shortly.

Completed

10 submissions

08 Dec 2014 - 27 Nov 2015Retail electricity market monitoring 2015

Following deregulation of retail electricity prices in NSW from 1 July 2014, the NSW Government has asked IPART to monitor and report annually on competition for small customers in the retail electricity market in NSW. This review page relates to IPART’s 2014-15 review.

Completed

10 Feb 2014 - 07 Apr 2014Changes in regulated electricity retail prices from 1 July 2014

In June 2013 IPART released a determination on regulated retail electricity prices from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016. We undertook to update these prices in 2014 and 2015 to account for changes in the electricity market. On the 7th April the Minister for Resources and Energy notified IPART of the NSW Governments decision to deregulate electricity prices from 1 July 2014. The effect of this decision is that IPART will not make pricing determinations in 2014 and 2015.

Completed

17 submissions

27 Nov 2013 - 30 Jun 2014Solar feed-in tariffs 2014/15

The Minister for Resources and Energy has asked IPART to undertake annual investigations into solar feed-in tariffs. This reivew will estimate the subsidy-free value of solar PV exports in 2014/15.

Completed

19 submissions

22 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2013Review of requirements for early termination charges 2013

The Premier has asked IPART to investigate and report on requirements in relation to early termination charges to be imposed on retailers under the National Energy Retail Rules (NSW).

Completed

25 submissions

19 Apr 2013 - 01 Jul 2013Solar feed-in tariffs 2013 to 2014

The Premier of new South Wales has asked IPART to undertake an investigation into solar feed-in tariffs. The investigation will establish a fair and reasonable value for electricity generated by small scale solar photovoltaic systems. The fair and reasonable value determined by IPART must not result in any increase in electricity prices in NSW, and must not be funded from the NSW Government budget.

Completed

41 submissions

28 Sep 2012 - 28 Jun 2013Review of regulated electricity retail prices 2013 to 2016

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (the Tribunal) is responsible for regulating electricity prices for small retail customers in NSW. The current determination on these prices will expire on 30 June 2013. The Minister for Resources and Energy has asked the Tribunal to review and determine the regulated retail electricity prices and charges that will apply from 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2016

Completed

27 Jun 2012 - 28 Jun 2012Solar feed-in tariffs - 2012-2013

The Minister for Resources and Energy has asked IPART to make a determination on solar feed-in tariffs in NSW in 2012/13 . IPART has been asked to determine a benchmark range for solar feed-in tariffs, and to set the contribution payable by electricity retailers for electricity produced by eligible generators under the Solar Bonus Scheme. In undertaking these tasks, we have been asked to follow the same approach as outlined in our March 2012 final report, Solar feed-in tariffs: setting a fair and reasonable for electricity generated by small-scale solar PV units in NSW.

Completed

24 submissions

06 Dec 2011 - 31 Jul 2012Changes in regulated electricity retail prices from 1 July 2012

Completed

76 submissions

04 Aug 2011 - 15 Mar 2012Solar feed-in tariffs - 2011 to 2012

The Premier of New South Wales has asked IPART to undertake an investigation into solar feed-in tariffs. The investigation will establish a fair and reasonable value for electricity generated by small scale solar photovoltaic systems. The fair and reasonable value determined by IPART must not result in any increase in electricity prices in NSW, and must not be funded from the NSW Government budget.

Completed

25 submissions

04 Feb 2011 - 30 Jun 2011Changes in regulated electricity retail prices from 1 July 2011

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) is responsible for regulating electricity prices for small retail customers in NSW. We are conducting an annual review of the total energy cost allowance for prices from 1 July 2011. We are also reviewing applications from the Standard Retailers to pass through costs associated with the changes to the Renewable Energy Target and the delay in the CPRS to small customers. A final decision in relation to these matters will be released in mid-June for a price change on 1 July 2011.

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