Australian news, and some related international items

South Australia’s Essential Services Commission (ESCoSA) has NOT made electricity provatisarion work

Dennis Matthews , 30 Jan 17 Correspondents to The Advertiser make some useful points about electricity supply (The Advertiser, 30/1/17).

On the issue of the state government being responsible for providing reliable power. A role of privatisation, and outsourcing in general, is to distance governments from such responsibilities. Since electricity privatisation the state government has taken a back seat, being content to blame private providers and the opposition.

However, if the companies that the government put in charge of providing electricity don’t do their job then the government has the responsibility to find someone who can.

It is also important to understand the role of the Essential Services Commission (ESCoSA).

ESCoSA is the successor to the Olsen government’s SAIIR (SA Independent Industry Regulator), whose role was to make privatisation work, which it clearly hasn’t.



January 30, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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