Applying the Hilmer Principles on economic regulation to changing energy markets

Recently there have been remarkable changes in the technologies of power production and delivery and profound changes in the characteristics of demand.  Synergies Economic Consulting (Synergies), in cooperation with Professor George Yarrow, have been commissioned by the Energy Networks Association (‘ENA’) to assess whether the Hilmer Committee original overarching framework for the regulation of the […]

Australian Competition Tribunal energy merits review decisions

On 26 February 2016, the Australian Competition Tribunal released its decisions in relation to the merits review appeals made by Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy, Essential Energy, ActewAGL, Jemena Gas Networks and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre under the national electricity regulatory framework. The key aspects of the Tribunal’s decisions and its implications are summarised here