In its latest “Talking Power” newsletter, SA Power Networks, the operator of SA’s electricity South Australia’s distribution network, announced that it has , " been busily developing our 2020-2025 Draft Plan, which outlines what we will deliver for customers in managing the network into the future. The Plan is now open for consultation, and we'd love to hear from you."
The newsletter continues:
"How we plan to manage South Australia’s distribution network into the future is outlined in our 2020—2025 Draft Plan, which we released for consultation yesterday. This release marks a key milestone in our program to develop our Regulatory Proposal for 2020-2025.
Over the coming weeks, we will provide more information about different sections of the Plan through our Talking Power newsletters. This week we talk about how our engagement with customers and stakeholders has helped shape our Draft Plan.
Early, frequent and open engagement
Our engagement with customers and stakeholders started in early 2017 and underpinned the development of our 2020-2025 Draft Plan. Over the past 18 months we have conducted customer research, held focus groups, workshops, and bilateral meetings, and have run online engagement.
In the last newsletter we mentioned some of our engagement highlights and outcomes. Check out pages 22 and 23 of the Draft Plan to understand the detail of what we heard and how we’ve responded in our planning, under the three main themes of:
Keeping prices down
A safe and reliable network
Transition to a new energy future
We’d love to hear your thoughts…
Please take the time to read the Draft Plan and let us know what you think. You can submit your feedback by 5:00pm Wednesday 19 September 2018 through our online form, or upload a pre-prepared document. We will be publishing all feedback on the Talking Power website and using it to shape and refine our final Regulatory Proposal, which is due in to the Australian Energy Regulator in January 2019.
Want more information?
We are holding drop-in sessions at SA Power Networks’ Keswick headquarters and the Network Innovation Centre at Richmond. Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions about the Draft Plan so that you can make an informed submission during the open consultation period.
We will also be out and about in the community – over the coming weeks you can find us in Rundle Mall, or at Renmark, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, the Adelaide Hills and Mount Gambier. Find all dates and times of our regional drop-in sessions here. Please come say hi and give us your feedback on the Draft Plan.
Are you passionate about power?
We want to hear from as many South Australians as possible. Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to register with the Talking Power website today and join our conversation online… and to win an iPad*!
- the Stakeholder Engagement Team
*to qualify you must be a new registration on Talking Power between 5 July and 19 September 2018. Prize will be drawn on 20 September and winner will be notified through their details provided on Talking Power.
If you have any concerns about this newsletter or additional feedback, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible."