Victorian transmision network services come out on top

The Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) has released a report comparing the outcomes delivered by the high-voltage transmission work service providers (TNSPs) operating in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

The report – which compares outcomes delivered by electricity transmission network service providers in the National Electricity Market – found the outcomes delivered by the transmission network service providers in Victoria appear to be substantially better than the outcomes delivered by transmission network service providers in other regions of the NEM.

The report also found the main areas of difference was in respect of capital expenditure. In Victoria, substantially less capital has been incurred to meet demand growth than has been the case in Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.

Commenting on the report, EUAA chairman Brian Green said for distribution network service provision, private ownership appears to be a factor explaining superior outcomes in Victoria.

“This report provides evidence to suggest the Australian Energy market Commission and state governments should have close regard to the arrangements in Victoria, and should consider the merits of extending this arrangement to the provision of transmission network services in other regions of the NEM,” Mr Green said.