Submission on Draft Decision for SA Power Networks Reliability Standards Review for 2020 to 2025

Business SA has submitted to ESCOSA’s review of SA Power Networks’ reliability standards which will apply from 2020-25. We have supported a move back to regional based standards to ensure SA Power Networks is accountable for reliability in specific regions, rather than for its feeder types. We have also welcomed a focus by ESCOSA on understanding what customers are willing to pay for improved reliability, while being conscious that some areas of the state have suffered much more than others from reliability issues in recent years, particularly the Eyre Peninsula and Adelaide Hills.

Business SA lobbies on behalf of members to ensure the voice of South Australian business is heard and that we achieve the best environment in which to do business. A significant part of that lobbying effort is through written submissions we make to all levels of government and other organisations such as utility companies, either in response to formal reviews of for example, legislation, or proactively where we wish to progress a particular issue not high enough on the government’s agenda. This might include submissions before the State Budget or where say, the government is reviewing options to reduce red-tape. We also make regular submissions to the Fair Work Commission to advocate the interests of our members with respect to Modern Awards and other industrial matters.

Business SA’s policy team relies heavily on member input into our submissions to ensure that we have the most comprehensive and current perspective from members for any position we take on your behalf. So if you are asked to complete a survey, speak with a policy team member on the phone or participate in a member forum, we appreciate your involvement as it all helps to strengthen the case of business.

ESCOSA’s request for submissions on its Draft Decision for SA Power Networks Reliability Standards Review for 2020 to 2025

Date Published: September 2018

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