Annual Report 2009-2010 Utilities Commission
Tabled paper 1065
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7 September 2010 Events and activities in 2009-10 2.7 The Commission put an increasing focus on the reliability of the Territorys electricity supply and performance of the electricity industry in 2009-10. 2.8 Decisions made by the Commission during 2009-10 are set out in Appendix A, and Appendix B provides a list of reports published by the Commission during the year. Priority work program 2.9 The Commission was given an expanded role by the Territory Government from April 2009 as part of a reform program to strengthen oversight of the electricity supply, water supply and sewerage sectors. 2.10 The Treasurer tasked the Commission with a priority work program in August 2009 to increase the efficiency of PWC, improve customer standards of service and reliability, and where possible, align the Territory electricity market with the national electricity market. The priority work program required the Commission to undertake a number of reviews, under terms of reference from the Treasurer. 2.11 The Commissions progress with the priority work program during 2009-10 is as follows: A Review of Full Retail Contestability for Northern Territory Electricity Customers that was started in August 2009. The final report for this Review was provided to the Treasurer in December 2009. A Review of Options for Implementation of a Customer Service Incentive Scheme for Electricity Customers was started in March 2010. The final report was provided to the Treasurer in July 2010. A Review of the Power and Water Corporations Asset Management Capability was started in February 2010. The final report is scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer in late 2010. A Review of the Power and Water Corporations Capital and Maintenance Programs was started in March 2010. The final report is scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer in late 2010. A Review of Options for the Development of a Retail Price Monitoring Regime for Contestable Electricity Customers started in March 2010. The final report is scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer in October 2010. A Review of Electricity Standards of Service was started in May 2010. The final report is scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer by November 2010. A Review of System Planning, Monitoring and Reporting is to start in October 2010. A final report scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer in mid 2011. A Review of Electricity System Planning and Market Operation Roles and Structures is to start in December 2010. A final report is scheduled to be provided to the Treasurer in mid 2011. 2.12 Each review has involved extensive analysis, taking into account local circumstances and practice in other jurisdictions. Consultation is being conducted by inviting submissions from key interest groups and affected parties on an initial issues paper and then on a draft report that sets out the Commissions proposed response to the terms of reference for the review.
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