Electricity Industry in South Australia

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
50th Parliament 05/03/2002 - 20/02/2006
Interim Report tabled on 30 November 2005

Committee Function

To enquire into and report on the electricity industry in South Australia with the view to reducing the price for households and small businesses, with particular reference to:

(a) the effect of the National Electricity Market on retail prices;
(b) the effect of the lease of the electricity assets on the retail price, in particular the effect of distribution and network charges;
(c) the nature of cross-subsidies within the market;
(d) non disclosure of standing contract prices committed to by retailers for the purchase of their electricity;
(e) the effectiveness of the Essential Services Commission Act, including the interaction between the Minister and the Commissioner;
(f) options for the future, including increasing supply and managing demand;
(g) service standards, including electricity supply and reliability; and
(h) any other related matters.

Any person wishing to register an interest in presenting written or oral evidence to the Committee should contact the Secretary to the Committee, Mr Chris Schwarz.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.