Australia’s energy consumers don’t need another inquiry

A new Senate Inquiry on electricity network regulation appears more focused on politics, than better outcomes for electricity consumers, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) said today.

ENA CEO John Bradley said there were existing independent institutions empowered to address the issues listed in the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.

“A comprehensive review of Australia’s electricity network regulations was completed over 2012 and 2013 and the independent regulator is currently assessing the first round of full determinations,” Mr Bradley said.