Minor and intermediate retailers price determination
In June 2013, the Commission made a price determination to apply to minor and intermediate retailers to apply for the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017 under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and the Water Industry Act 2012. The price determination requires minor and intermediate retailers to comply with the National Water Initiative Pricing Principles when charging for water and sewerage services and report to the Commission on how they are complying with those principles.
The price determination was amended in July 2015 to give effect to the Commission’s decision to simplify the reporting requirements for minor and intermediate retailers.
An Inquiry is currently in progress to determine the most appropriate form of regulation for minor and intermediate retailers from 1 July 2018. Further information is available on the Inquiry into regulatory arrangements for small-scale and off-grid water, gas and electricity services project page.
The Commission is proposing to vary the current price determination to apply until the Inquiry has been completed. Submissions on this proposal are due by Monday, 18 June 2018.