Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in response to the Issues Paper on Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy’s Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) proposals.
ECA does not believe that the proposed tariffs give effect to the intent of the amended National Electricity Rules (NER) governing the development of network
tariffs. Accordingly, ECA does not believe that the proposed tariffs are sustainable or in the long term interests of consumers. However, the proposed tariffs will only apply for two years, instead of the five for which future TSSs will be in place. ECA accepts, therefore, that the proposals should not be completely redone, provided there are significant improvements in a variety of areas in the next round of TSS development.
The full submission can be read here.