Inquiry into reliability and quality of electricity supply on the Eyre Peninsula
- Project Released: 7 Apr 2017
- Project Closes: Oct 2017
- Contact: Nathan Petrus
The Treasurer has referred to the Commission an Inquiry into the reliability and quality of electricity supply on the Eyre Peninsula.
The Commission will examine prudent and efficient options for improving the reliability and quality of electricity supply on the Eyre Peninsula. It will submit an Inquiry draft report to the Treasurer by 31 May 2017, with a final report to be submitted by 6 October 2017. The Commission will conduct public consultation on its draft report during June/July 2017 and will be consulting directly with key stakeholders throughout the Inquiry.
Current status is Initiate
On 31 May 2017, the Commission provided to the Treasurer a draft report on its inquiry into the reliability and quality of electricity supply on the Eyre Peninsula.
The Commission has identified various technical options that would improve the reliability and quality of supply on the Eyre Peninsula. Some of those options, particularly certain generation options, could deliver reliability benefits that exceed the implementation costs. There are also opportunities to improve the regulatory framework to provide better processes for system planning and coordination of network and non-network activities. This is especially important given the technological changes that are currently occurring in the electricity industry.
The Commission is now consulting on its draft report until 18 August 2017 and, having regard to submissions, will be providing a final report to the Treasurer by 6 October 2017.