After approximately four years of electricity demand reduction in the national electricity market (peak and average electricity demand) it is now irrefutable that greater investment in solar PV has driven down wholesale electricity prices.
Tasmania is considering moving to a market mechanism for retail electricity where private companies provide the electricity and set the price for consumers. The theory is that competition will help keep prices down.
In ATA’s view, the AEMC should be responsible for the development of National guidelines.
Noting chapters 2.2 and 2.4 of the Draft Report, ATA generally support the proposed elements and principles for the national framework.
We question, however, the extent to which the propose
Approximately 40% of ATA’s members are based in rural and regional locations. This has given ATA excellent insight into the requirements and economics of remote and fringe of grid renewable energy systems over many years – with ATA having conducted a significant amount of research in
As a leading consumer organisation in the energy policy space, ATA plays an equally important advocacy role working with energy market participants and institutions, other energy businesses and State and Commonwealth governments to ensure that new opportunities for DSP are introduced
ATA applauds the AEMC for their draft recommendations, and thanks the commissioners and staff for providing opportunities to contribute to this review through submissions, bilateral meetings, public forums and participation in the stakeholder reference group.
The design of tariffs
While ATA’s membership is diverse, many members are of above average energy literacy and keenly await opportunities for DSP. Many ATA members play an important role in the development of DSP as the ‘early adopters’ of new and emerging technology, which in the context of DSP is vital t
ATA congratulate the AEMC on their work on the Draft Advice on Energy Market Arrangements for Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles.
We feel that the Draft Advice generally reflects recognition of the key issues and opportunities that EV’s present, and the proposed changes, along with
Efficient and effective economic regulation of NSPs, whilst of critical importance to the consumer base as a whole, is a complex area of economic policy and law and is one that ATA only has basic technical experience with.
As such, ATA, along with the members of the Small Energy Co
ATA presents a uniquely two-fold perspective in the energy policy space: as well as directly representing all energy consumers through our support of increasing energy affordability through improvements to the energy market, we speak with authority on behalf of the growing portion of