Since the disaggregation of the NSW electricity industry into generation, transmission, distribution and retail supply, IPART has regulated the non-contestable parts of the electricity retail market.
This paper reviews issues associated with price control, considers the alternative approaches available and provides some preliminary conclusions to assist stakeholders and promote discussion.
The Utility Regulators Forum has released the attached discussion paper on nationally consistent pricing principles for comment. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29th July 2005
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), in accordance with its responsibilities under the National Electricity Code (the Code), is currently conducting an inquiry into the appropriate revenue cap to be applied to the non-contest
This determination is no longer in effect. Customer contributions towards the costs of augmentation of a distribution system are now regulated by the AER.
This determination is no longer in effect. Customer contributions towards the costs of augmentation of a distribution system are now regulated by the AER
Electricity prices (ie transmission, distribution and retail prices for franchise customers), are currently determined by the Tribunal under s15 of the IPART Act.
As part of 2004 electricity distribution pricing review, discusses the inclining block tariff structure, and how introducing such a structure for distribution network prices might help manage demand for electricity and reduce network costs.
In recent years, concerns about the environmental impact of electricity generation, together with high and volatile prices and generation capacity constraints, have sparked renewed interest in strategies designed to modify the timing and level of
On 16 June 1998, the Premier of New South Wales issued a special reference under section 12A of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal Act, 1992, instructing the Tribunal to report on the appropriate pricing of:a) government monopoly elec
In March 1996, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal handed down Determinations Nos. 2.1 and 2.2 of 1996 on electricity prices.
The Tribunal is conducting a review of pricing for the electricity distribution network services of New South Wales.
As part of 2004 review of electricity distribution pricing, outlines NSW DNSPs’ forecasts for growth in customer numbers, energy sales and maximum demand over the 2004 regulatory period.
The Premier has asked the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal to undertake an inquiry into what role Demand Management should play in providing the State’s energy services.
Discusses the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)—a key factor in determining regulated utilities’ return on assets for the purposes of setting prices. Outlines current position in NSW and other jurisdictions.
A pre-requisite for effective competition in the supply of energy services is that existing and potential competitors have access on reasonable terms to the distribution and transmission systems.
It is widely accepted that the form of regulation applied to network service providers is a critical factor in determining the overall performance of the industry, and the level of benefits delivered to customers.