TransGrid held the second Consumer Advisory Workshop on Wednesday 9 April 2014. The event brought together members of key consumer groups in NSW.
This workshop is part of TransGrid's wider aim to open the lines of communication between the company and electricity end users, as well as inform the community about our important place in the electricity network. When putting the workshop together, TransGrid went to great effort to ensure a broad range of backgrounds and ideas were represented by key consumer groups.
Workshop attendees spent the morning discussing the details of TransGrid's Revenue Proposal and Five Year Business Plan. Attendees provided the company with robust feedback on key details in the proposal such as demand management as well as operational expenditure and capital investment. In the afternoon, we took the group on a tour of Sydney's Beaconsfield Substation. To close off the day TransGrid invited external experts on pricing and Weighted Average Cost of Capital to clarify these complex topics.
The day was facilitated by an external consultant who encouraged discussion between the TransGrid team and workshop members. The time and honesty of attendees is very much appreciated by the business.
The presentations from the day are available on this page.
The robust feedback received on the day will go towards a better and more comprehensive Revenue Proposal and Five Year Business Plan, as well as informing TransGrid's future operations.
April Consumer Advisory Workshop Minutes
List of organisations in attendance:
Australian Industry Group (AI)
City of Sydney
Ethnic Communities Council of NSW
NSW Council of Small Business
Pitt and Sherry (Energy Researcher)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
The Australia Institute
The Grattan Institute
Total Environment Centre (TEC)