EUAA Submission: ESB Consultation on Draft ISP Rules

EUAA Submission: ESB Consultation on Draft ISP Rules

Emily Wood | February 3, 2020

‘We agree with the intent of the ISP process to speed up consideration of the network investment required to underpin the transformation to a lower carbon NEM and efficiently manage the closure of thermal power stations. However, this should not be at the expense of appropriate safeguards and sound governance practices such as independent assessment and oversight, that ensure consumers will not end up paying for significantly underutilized or even stranded assets.

Within this context, we believe that the AER RIT-T review of EnergyConnect suggests that the ESB proposed rule changes do not adequately protect consumers from these risks, in particular the proposed deletion of Clause 5.16.6 of the National Electricity Rules, being the AER’s RIT-T review……’

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