Past Consultations

Past Consultations 2017

August 2017

The Regulator invited written submissions on its Updating the inputs in Schedule 1 of the Wholesale Contract Regulatory Instrument - Consultation Paper. Submissions closed at 5.00pm on 14 August 2017. Further detail on this consultation process is available here​.

March 2017

The Regulator invited written submissions on its Wholesale Contract Regulatory Instrument Pricing Investigation Consultation Paper. Submissions closed at 5.00pm on 16 March 2017. Further detail on this consultation process are available here.

January 2017

The Regulator invited written submissions on its proposed Structure of Licence Fees for the three year period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on 10 February 2017. Further details on this consultation process are available here. Further details on this issue is available here.

Past Consultations 2016

October 2016

The Regulator released drafts of each of the Wholesale Contract Regulatory Instrument, Wholesale Contract Guideline and Statement of Regulatory Intent for public consultation. The Regulator also prepared a Consultation Paper to assist interested parties in making submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on 11 November 2016.

September 2016

The Regulator released its Draft Report in relation to its 2016 Network Reliability Review. The Draft Report outlined the Regulator's proposed findings and invited interested parties to make submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Friday 30 September 2016.

August 2016

The Regulator sought comments on the proposals contained within its draft pricing investigation report in relation to the Review of the Wholesale Contract Regulatory Instrument. The Draft Report outlines the Regulator's proposals and invited interested parties to make submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Friday 23 September 2016.

June 2016

The Regulator sought comments on its proposed amendments to Aurora Energy's 2016 Standing Offer Price Determination. The Regulator prepared a Consultation Paper and a marked up copy of the Determination outlining the proposed changes to assist interested parties in making submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Friday 24 June 2016.

March 2016

The Regulator released a Consultation Paper and sought comment on Aurora Energy's Draft Standing Offer Price Strategy in relation to the Regulator's 2016 Standing Offer Pricing Investigation. Submissions closed on Friday 1 April 2016.

February 2016

The Regulator released a Consultation Paper and sought comment on its Draft Report, Draft Determination and Draft Pricing Approval Guideline in relation to its 2016 Standing Offer Investigation. Submissions closed on Tuesday 15 March 2016 and one late submission was accepted.

The Regulator released its Draft Report for the 2016 Regulated Feed-in Tariff Rate Investigation along with its Draft Determination. Submissions on the Draft Report and Draft Determination closed on 15 March 2016.

Past Consultations 2015

December 2015

The Regulator released an Issues Paper in relation to the Review of the Wholesale Contract Regulatory Instrument and called for submissions from interested parties. Submissions closed on Friday 22 January 2016 and one late submission was accepted.

October 2015

The Regulator released the Terms of Reference for its electricity Network Reliability Review and called for submissions from interested parties. Submissions closed on Friday 6 November 2015 and two submissions were received.

April 2015

The Regulator released a Consultation Paper and sought comments on whether the declaration of raise contingency FCAS as a declared electrical service should be retained or revoked. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Monday 15 May 2015.

Past Consultations 2014

November 2014

The Regulator sought comment on draft amendments to Chapters 8A (vegetation management) and 14 of the Tasmanian Electricity Code following receipt of a code change proposal from Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd. The Regulator prepared a consultation paper to assist interested parties in making submissions. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on 19 December 2014. No submissions were received other than a letter of endorsement from the Tasmanian Fire Service. The Code was amended, effective 14 January 2015.

September 2014

The Regulator issued version 2.3 of its Electricity Supply Industry Performance and Information Reporting Guideline on 15 September 2014.

The Regulator reviewed the Guideline's wholesale reporting requirements in the context of the reporting requirements imposed on Hydro Tasmania under the Basslink Ministerial Notice (in force under section 36 of the Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995). The Regulator's review identified a number of opportunities to streamline the reporting processes and remove duplication. The Regulator consulted with Hydro Tasmania on the proposed changes. Hydro Tasmania did not have any concerns and supported the changes.

July 2014

The Regulator issued Version 3 of its Regulatory Reporting Guideline​ on 1 August 2014.

June 2014

The Regulator reviewed its Regulatory Reporting Guideline and identified a number of changes to the Guideline which it considered would improve outcomes from the risk assessment process and, in turn, the independent appraisal process.

The Regulator sought comments from regulated entities in the water and sewerage sector on the proposed changes to the Regulatory Reporting Guideline. Submissions closed at 5.00pm on Friday 20 June 2014.

The Regulator received submissions from the following parties:

  Aurora Energy Regulatory Reporting Guideline 2014   (374Kb)

  Hydro Regulatory Reporting Guideline 2014   (41Kb)

  TasWater Regulatory Reporting Guideline 2014   (208Kb)

April 2014

The Regulator released a Consultation Paper and sought comments on an alternative methodology with respect to calculating wholesale contract capacity volumes under the wholesale contract regulatory framework. Submissions closed at 5:00pm on Monday 19 May 2014.

The Regulator sought comments on its draft amended Guideline with respect to performance and information reporting obligations of participants in the Tasmanian Electricity Supply Industry. Consultation closed at 5:00pm on Monday 5 May 2014.

April 2014

The Regulator reviewed the Performance and Information Reporting Guideline and sought comments on its draft amended Guideline with respect to performance and information reporting obligations. The draft amended Guideline proposed a number of changes, including:

  • the addition of reporting requirements in respect of Hydro Tasmania's wholesale regulation activities;
  • replicating the Australian Electricity Regulator's performance reporting requirements in relation to Hydro Tasmania's retail operations on the Bass Strait Islands;
  • amending the Guideline to refer to the recently introduced legislative reporting requirements in respect of feed-in tariff customers; and
  • revising retailer reporting requirements to account for the impact of Tasmania's adoption of the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) from 1 July 2012.

To assist stakeholders the Regulator released two versions of the draft amended Guideline; one with the proposed changes in mark up and a clean version with the proposed changes accepted.

The Regulator also prepared a Consultation Paper inviting comments on the draft amended Guideline.

Submissions on the proposed amendments closed on 5 May 2014. The Regulator received submissions from the following parties:

  Hydro Performance Reporting Guideline 2014   (296Kb)

  Aurora Energy Performance Reporting Guideline 2014   (502Kb)​

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