The purpose of the Network Innovation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is to place the customer at the centre of investment decisions as we transform our network.
This will ensure that our network becomes one that supports efficient investment and greater choice and control, things that customers expect from a network of the future.
The NIAC puts in place formal arrangements to give customers a role in driving our innovation investment program and provides a forum where Ausgrid can collaborate with customers about the future direction of the network.
All innovation projects must be in the long-term interests of consumers with respect to price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply. In relation to innovation, this means that all projects must be safe and create value for customers.
The NIAC will consider projects in accordance with the following principles:
Our terms of reference is being finalised in collaboration with our Consultative Committees and will be published soon.