AEMC Makes Final Determination on the Potential Generator Market Power Rule Change Request

Apr 26, 2013

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published a Final Determination on the potential generator market power rule change request.  The AEMC recommended that energy ministers consider conferring on the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) a specific function to report on whether the wholesale electricity market is operating efficiently.  The AEMC Final Determination is available here.

The AEMC commissioned CEG Asia Pacific to write a report on barriers to entry in electricity generation.  The CEG report is available here.

London Office Move

Apr 24, 2013

CEG opens a new London office on 1 May. The office will be at 1 Fetter Lane.

Submissions on the Second Consultation on Arrangements for the Frequency Spectrum in the 1.9 - 2.2 GHZ Band Completed by Hong Kong Regulator

Apr 11, 2013

The Hong Kong Communications Authority has closed the second round of submissions on the arrangements for the frequency spectrum in the 1.9 – 2.2 GHz band upon expiry of the existing frequency assignments for 3G Mobile Services.

CEG’s report on this issue is available here.

New Commercial Radio Advertising Code Replaces Standard

Mar 20, 2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have registered a new commercial radio advertising code that requires advertisements on commercial radio to be distinguishable to listeners as advertising.  This decision follows ACMA’s decision in 2011 that the standard would be revoked in the commercial radio industry presented a code of practice that provided appropriate community safeguards.  The media release from ACMA is available here.

CEG Asia Pacific advised Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) on the review of Commercial Radio Standards.  CEG’s 2011 report is available here.

AER Issues Final Decision on the Victorian Gas Price Reviews

Mar 15, 2013

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released its Final Decisions on the price reviews for the three Victorian gas distribution service providers SP AusNet, Envestra and MultiNet and the gas transmission service provider, APA GasNet.  The decision determines prices for the Victorian gas distribution and transmission networks for the next five years.  The decision results in a slight reduction for prices charged by all businesses except Envestra.  The AER final decision is available here.

CEG Asia Pacific advised the Victorian gas distribution and transmission service providers on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC).  

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