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CS Energy participates in key market reform consultation process

13 Nov 2020

CS Energy is among more than 100 organisations that have provided submissions to the Energy Security Board (ESB) Post 2025 Market Design Consultation Paper.

The ESB, in collaboration with market bodies, is examining how to make the national electricity market fit-for-purpose as it responds to renewables, distributed energy resources and consumer choices.

The consultation paper outlined a proposed redesign of Australia’s energy market with seven market development initiatives to meet the challenges associated with this energy transition.

The ESB were seeking contributions from across the sector to contribute ideas in delivering recommendations to energy ministers at the end of this year.

Our submission

CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy welcomed the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper and acknowledged the scale and complexity of the task facing the ESB.

“The Post 2025 Market Design Review is one of the most significant market reform processes since the creation of the National Electricity Market in 1998,” Mr Bills said.

“We’ve recommended the areas of work that we believe should be prioritised for the benefit of consumers and the system as a whole.”

CS Energy’s submission recommends that the ESB considers:

  • Consolidating the market reform process into two sequenced work streams – essential system services and operability, and resource adequacy and capability.
  • Drawing more heavily on stakeholder input – with further public consultation on key issues.
  • Prioritising the development or review of standards for essential system services.
  • Broadening the approach to transmission access reform and deferring consideration of the Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment reforms until the other workstreams have been completed.

Read CS Energy’s full submission.

View all of the submissions.