Stand-Alone Power Systems Priority 1 Rule Amendments Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
PIAC lodged a submission to the Energy National Cabinet Reform Committee on proposed amendments to the Rules to allow networks to transition customers to Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) where it is a more efficient alternative to maintaining their current grid connection.
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 welcomes changes to clarify the drafting of the Rules.
PIAC has engaged throughout the process for developing a framework for DNSP-led SAPS but continues to be concerned aspects of the AEMC’s proposed model may prevent significant potential consumer benefits being delivered. If these issues are not addressed in the national framework, jurisdictions may derogate in order to ensure a workable framework is implemented that serves the interests of consumers. In particular we are concerned by the proposed generation costs and settlement model and the lack of a provider of last resort.