Annual Report 2014/2015 Utilities Commission
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48 APPENDIX C: Advisers to the Commission In 2014-15, the Commission used the services of the following consultants. The costs for the year totalled $469 110 compared with $649 758 in the previous year. This expenditure includes legal fees paid to external legal advisers. Expenditure in 2013-14 was higher due to additional advice required related to the 2014 Network Price Determination and 12 March 2014 System Black incident investigation. The Commission engaged consultants to assist it undertake its 2014-15 work program, which included the 2013-14 PSR, review of retail licences, review of the retailer of last resort provisions, retail pricing and other market development and technical advice. Greater than $50 000 ACIL Allen The Commission received advice in relation to pricing. Allens Linklaters The Commission received legal advice from Allens relating to a review of retail licences and contract structure, retailer of last resort provisions, the wholesale market and amendments to the SCTC, and other licence variation-related advice. Entura The Commission received advice relating to the 2013-14 PSR. Parsons Brinckerhoff The Commission received advice from Parsons Brinckerhoff relating to the technical audit of Power and Water and Territory Generation and a compliance audit of Power and Water. Less than $50 000 Deloitte Economics The Commission received advice relating to a review of the Power and Waters pricing model submitted as part of the 2014 Network Price Determination process.