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Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission



Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

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11 Future Priorities To contribute to a measurable improvement in the technical performance of the power system The Commission would like to see, and contribute where it can, to a measurable improvement in the technical performance of the Territorys power system. The Commission will seek to ensure Power and Water System Control continues to place greater emphasis on planning and performance of the power system, including appropriate investigation of power system incidents and implementation and monitoring of progress relating to recommendations from major incident investigation reports. The Commissions 2014-15 PSR will continue to focus on generation reliability and utilisation of spinning reserve, and is expected to be completed in early 2016. The Commission will also seek to incorporate the involvement of national bodies in the development of the PSR. The Commission will seek to have greater engagement with national bodies such as AEMO in the review of generation, network and system performance and encourage market participants to adopt policies and procedures consistent with those used by national bodies and representing good electricity industry practice. Contribute to the development and implementation of the reform program for the Territorys electricity industry The Commission will continue, within its legislative authority, to provide advice and assistance to Government on the development and implementation of the electricity industry reform program. The Commission will also seek to ensure compliance with the SCTC and the rules of the I-NTEM, and provide advice and assistance in the implementation of the full NTEM. The Commission also seeks to encourage adoption of other aspects of the national rules that may be appropriate to the Territory including power system planning and reporting, and customer protections. Contribute to ensuring customers benefit from competition and efficiency The Commission will seek to consider elements of the National Energy Customer Framework (NECF), which may be adopted in the Territorys electricity retail market. The Commission will review and report on performance in accordance with the Electricity Standards of Service Code with particular attention to customer service performance. This information is published in the Commissions annual PSR. The Commission will also consider the impacts of structural separation, particularly in terms of power system planning and reporting.