Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission
Tabled paper 1571
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14 As at 30 June 2015, the licences were approved and subject to network access agreements being finalised. Completed The Commission issued an administrative variation related to compliance with regulatory instruments to retail, standard generation and network licences in April 2015. On 30 June 2015, the Commission made a variation to the generation licences issued to Power and Water and Territory Generation to effect the Government Owned Corporations (Power Corporations Restructure) Regulations and the associated Generation Business Register as per regulation 5(1). Ongoing The Commission undertook a review of retail licences in 2014-15 to consider appropriate amendments in light of developments to the electricity industry in the Territory. On 3 July 2015, the Commission published a public Consultation Paper containing a template retail licence and seeking submissions from stakeholders. Completed On 10 October 2014, following the approval of the Minister, the Commission granted a retail and generation licence exemption to GPT RE Limited (GPT) and Innogen Australia Pty Ltd (Innogen), for the installation of solar photovoltaic arrays to be installed at Casuarina Square Shopping Centre. The Commission continued to provide advice to potential licence applicants in accordance with the Electricity Reform Act and Electricity Reform (Administration) Regulations. Ongoing The Commission continued to monitor the compliance of Power and Water with its licence obligations through its annual compliance audit. To develop, monitor and enforce compliance with and promote improvement in standards and conditions of service and supply under relevant industry regulation Acts. Completed The Commission published the 2013-14 PSR, which reports on the trends in adequacy and security of the Territorys power system. The review is a legislative requirement that ensures the continued