Tariff Reform: Developing equitable energy pricing

Tariff Reform: Developing equitable energy pricing

NSW
Jul 2
Developing a national agreement on the introduction of flexible pricing and smart meters as part of an integrated pricing package is needed to identify the barriers to energy market reform. CEDA's NSW Energy Series examines the restructuring of network tariffs to better reflect actual costs.

Speakers

John Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Networks Association
Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator
Professor Paul Simshauser AM, Chief Economist & Executive General Manager - Corporate Development, Infigen Energy

Event overview

New South Wales electricity users have seen steadily increasing prices, rising 85 per cent, from an average price of $890 per year in 2006 to an average of $1160 per year in 2014. Network charges make up 43 per cent of the average costs to Australian households per year.

Developing a national agreement on the introduction of flexible pricing and smart meters as part of an integrated pricing package is needed to identify long term energy market reform barriers.

Improving fairness for consumers and avoiding future network expenditure are options which need to be examined in order to modernise New South Wales energy tariffs, and ensure the industry is balancing a range of factors including efficiency of energy delivery and simplicity while mitigating network shortages.

CEDA's NSW Energy Series discussion on tariff reform will examine:

  • Restructuring network tariffs to better reflect actual costs to the energy companies and consumer;
  • Defusing the death spiral - developing efficient and equitable tariff structures; and
  • Seeking an industry standard for network tariff reform. 

Meet the speakers

John Bradley
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Networks Association

Paula Conboy
Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Professor Paul Simshauser AM
Chief Economist & Executive General Manager - Corporate Development, Infigen Energy

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