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Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

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Title

Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

Other title

Tabled paper 1571

Collection

Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2015-11-19

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01590

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273186

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/799701

Page content

30 The Commission undertook detailed investigations into pricing methodologies and conduct of the parties in 2013-14. The findings of the investigation were provided to the Minister and the parties to the complaint. Advice to the Minister The Commission provides independent advice to Government on matters such as utility pricing, access to infrastructure, service quality and security of supply. Advice to the Minister can be provided: when the Minister refers a matter to the Commission for inquiry under Part 7 of the Utilities Commission Act. Inquiries conducted under Part 7 of the Act are public inquiries and the Commissions final report must be tabled in the Legislative Assembly; or when the Minister requests advice from the Commission in accordance with section 6(1)(g) of the Utilities Commission Act. The Minister may include a requirement in the terms of reference that the reports setting out the Commissions findings and recommendations remain confidential to Government. The Commission is also empowered to provide advice to the Minister at its own initiative on the operation of the Electricity Reform Act. In 2014-15, the Commission continued to provide advice to the Territory Government and Power and Water on establishing an I-NTEM as the Territorys first step to establishing a full wholesale energy market.