Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism for transmission issues paper Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Issues Paper on Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM) for transmission.
PIAC supports formally extending the Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM) to Transmission Network Service Providers (TNSP) and lowering the allowance amount. We also support TNSPs being able to bring forward allocations within their regulatory control period and/or pool allowances with other TNSPs to fund larger projects if prudent.
PIAC does not consider the AER has made a case for why an incentive payment uplift in the DMIAM is necessary. We also comment on eligible projects, the proposed sub-criteria for determining the eligibility of projects and implementing an independent expert panel.