Stand-Alone Power Systems Priority 1 Legislative Amendments Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
PIAC responded to the Council of Australian Governments’ consultation on the Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) Priority 1 Legislative Amendments.
As noted in earlier submissions to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), PIAC supports Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) being able to transfer existing customers onto SAPS supply where it is a more efficient and preferable option to retaining traditional grid-connected supply.
PIAC supports the intent of the proposed legislative amendments and the AEMC’s proposed package of reforms as a whole but there are particular issues that warrant further consideration. These issues may prevent the option to transfer to SAPS-supply being used even if it is efficient and the customers’ quality of service remains appropriate.