The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) invites stakeholders to register for a public forum on the Energy Security Board’s (ESB’s) reforms to make the Integrated System Plan (ISP) actionable. These reforms seek to make the ISP an actionable whole-of-system plan for the efficient development of the power system. They also seek to streamline the regulatory processes for key transmission network investment projects identified in the ISP while retaining a rigorous cost benefit analysis. This is important because transmission investments can have significant impacts on consumers who bear the costs, and market participants who use the network.
This public forum will jointly consider the ESB’s draft rules and the AER’s issues paper on a number of associated guidelines. These were released for consultation on 20 November 2019. The purpose of the public forum is to provide stakeholders with an overview of these documents and an opportunity to ask questions. This will help inform stakeholders’ submissions to the ESB’s draft rules and the AER’s issues paper.
Stakeholder consultation is a key part of our process, and we encourage interested parties to attend this forum as the first of a number of engagement opportunities throughout our guideline development process.
Date: Thursday 5 December 2019
Time: 9:30am (for a 10am start) – 12:30pm
Location: Sydney (the ESB will provide venue details early next week)
Registration details: Email RSVPs to email@example.com by Friday 29 November 2019, advising the names of attendees and any dietary requirements. The ESB will provide further details of the forum to stakeholders who have registered their interest.