Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 3 - Release of PricewaterhouseCoopers Report - National Gas Reimbursement Scheme

Published on 3 April 2012, Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 3 released the Final Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) into a national gas reimbursement scheme.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 2 - Gas Appliance (Carbon Monoxide) Safety Strategy - Release of the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for Public Comment

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) Senior Committee of Officials released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for the Gas Appliances (Carbon Monoxide) Safety Strategy for public comment. The Strategy was developed in response to a Parliamentary motion on carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Energy Market Reform Bulletin No. 1 - Release of Consultation Paper: National Smart Meter Consumer Protection - Draft Policy Paper Two

In December 2007, the former Ministerial Council on Energy (MCE) committed to working with stakeholders to review consumer protection arrangements to ensure they remain appropriate where smart meters are rolled out.

Officials developed a consultation paper that considered whether current consumer protection arrangements are appropriate to cover the new products and services enabled by smart meters and whether, and how, the arrangements can be enhanced so that consumers are able to realise the benefits.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 8 - Limited merits review: Introduction of amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law to the South Australian Parliament

Released on 27 September 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 8 provided advice to stakeholders on the introduction of amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law relating to the limited merits review of electricity and gas decisions into South Australia's parliament.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 7 - Limited Merits Review Regime

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) agreed to amendments to the National Electricity Law and National Gas Law to give effect to its policy position on limited merits review of electricity and gas decisions. In finalising the amendments, SCER had regard to feedback from stakeholders on the draft legislation.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 6 - Limited Merits Review Regime

The former Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER) agreed to important policy changes in relation to reform of the limited merits review regime. These reforms will ensure that the limited merits review will deliver the outcomes specified in the statement of policy intent, published by SCER on 19 December 2012. Specifically, the changes clarify that consideration of the long term interests of consumers is a requirement of both the initial economic regulatory process and any subsequent reviews.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 5 - Gas Transmission Pipeline Capacity Trading - Consultation Regulation Impact Statement Release

On 14 December 2012, the former Standing Council on Energy and Resources agreed to consider more broadly, in consultation with stakeholders, whether further policy options could facilitate increased trade in gas transmission pipeline capacity in the eastern gas market.

Officials prepared a consultation regulation impact statement examining pipeline capacity trading.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 4 - SCER Response to AEMC Advice: Consideration of Differences in Actual Compared to Forecast Demand in Network Regulation

Released on 31 May 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 4 presented the Council's response to the Australian Energy Market Commission's advice of 26 April 2013 titled 'Advice to SCER: Consideration of differences in actual compared to forecast demand in network regulation'.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 3 - Transmission Frameworks Review

Released on 31 May 2013, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 3 presented the Council's response to the Australian Energy Market Commission's final report from its Transmission Frameworks Review published on 11 April 2013.

Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 2 - Commencement of the National Energy Customer Framework

The National Energy Customer Framework (NECF) commenced on 1 July 2012, bringing in a new set of national laws, rules and regulations governing the retail sale and distribution of energy to end-use customers.

Released on 2 July 2012, Standing Council on Energy and Resources Bulletin No. 2 provided stakeholders with advice on the application of the NECF across Australian jurisdictions.

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