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Inquiry Details

Cogeneration and Trigeneration in NSW

The Public Accounts Committee is to inquire into and report on the installation and use of cogeneration/trigeneration technology in New South Wales. In particular, the Committee will address the adequacy of the current regulatory framework in supporting precinct developments, regulatory arrangements, the operation of cogeneration/trigeneration technology, its economic viability, financial or public safety risks to prospective customers, and supply security and reliability issues. Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 4 September 2013.

That the Committee inquire into and report on the installation and use of cogeneration/trigeneration technology in New South Wales and in particular:

 

i) whether the current regulatory framework can adequately support the utilisation of cogeneration/trigeneration precinct developments;

ii) the operation of cogeneration/trigeneration technology in other jurisdictions and the applicability of the technology to New South Wales;

iii) the economic viability of cogeneration/trigeneration technology in New South Wales including the impact of future gas prices on the running costs of cogeneration/trigeneration systems;

iv) any financial, public safety and/or other risks to prospective cogeneration/trigeneration customers;

v) any supply security and reliability issues associated with cogeneration/trigeneration, especially for residential customers of these systems;

vi) the ability of existing regulatory arrangements at the New South Wales and national level to address issues which may be identified; vii) any other relevant matters.


 Terms of reference - Inquiry into cogeneration and trigeneration in New South Wales

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