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Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission



Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission

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Tabled paper 1571


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40 Overall, the Commission found an adequate level of compliance with the generation licence. The Commission also found a number of areas in which improvements would contribute greatly to increasing the level of compliance. The Commission recognised that Territory Generation inherited and will develop for its own purposes the core processes of Power and Waters business and governance management systems, and that another considerable part of the systems development process must be to formalise and standardise many mirror day-to-day activities and processes that were poorly (if at all) documented and therefore prone to misunderstanding and human error. Networks The network licence audit focused on key obligations relating to maintenance practices, network operation, coordination of voltage control facilities, maintenance forecasts and training of staff. The Commission examined eight key obligations contained in the licence and the SCTC. The audit findings are set out in Table 4. Table 4: Summary of network licence audit findings Item Audit finding Comment Establish and maintain a compliance process. Not compliant Corporate system GRACE currently does not provide granularity required. Lack of internal audit. No active internal compliance program for licence obligations or obligations arising from the Network Technical Code. Asset Maintenance in accordance with the Network Access Code and the Network Technical Code. Compliant Third-Party Access compliant with good electricity industry practice. Part compliant Access documentation does not capture assessment of all technical compliance obligations. Further coordination with System Control is required. Network Operation and maintenance practices consistent with good electricity industry practice. Compliant System Security advice to System Control. Compliant Voltage Control adequate reactive power resources are planned, installed and made available. Compliant Audit and testing of Reactive Power devices. Compliant

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