Wholesale Electricity Pricing Framework Review — Preferred Option
Energy is an essential service, fundamental to community, family and individual health and wellbeing, as well as to overall economic activity. All Tasmanians, regardless of their means, must be able to afford to maintain access to a reliable, safe, household energy supply. However, meeting the costs of household energy supply continues to be a major challenge for low income households in Tasmania.
TasCOSS believes providing a secure, reliable energy supply that is affordable for low income and disadvantaged Tasmanians, must be the centrepiece of all energy policy development.
TasCOSS supports in principle measures and mechanisms that increase certainty, increase transparency and reduce complexity. Our expectation is that the final approach adopted delivers the lowest possible wholesale prices and protection from price volatility for Tasmanian residential customers.