As you’d be aware the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has confirmed that public lighting services in South Australia will be classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS) from 1st July 2020. This is a change from the current classification where public lighting is classified as a Negotiated Distribution Service (or NDS) and brings SA in line with the rest of Australia.
This has potential impacts for councils who have signed contracts with SAPN to install and maintain LEDs through the SAPN LED or PLC tariffs.
In response to multiple questions from councils, Ironbark has developed the attached document, “SA Public Lighting Regulatory Changes and SAPN Contracts: Everything you need to know about Council-SAPN public lighting contracts and the pending regulatory changes but were too afraid to ask” for SA councils".
It outlines what the change means to councils who have signed contracts with SAPN or are considering signing a contract with SAPN. It contains information advice on:
What happens to your contract with SAPN
The impact of
contract “break-fees” work
How much your council should budget for if senior management are concerned about potential costs
What “ACS” means for you and how the coming “Electricity Distribution Price Review” will work for street lighting
Recommendations on signing contracts with SAPN
Accompanying documents (referenced with links in the final page under “Key Resources”) also cover topics around:
Meeting lighting level (AS1158) compliance and risks
How to capture savings from dimming
Incorporating new technology under ACS
How the dispute between councils and SAPN impact on the change to ACS and vice-versa
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