Taking the Axe to Embedded Network Exemptions

AU Energy Compliance
Yesterday we spoke about the final Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) report on the regulation of embedded networks. Recommendations from the report will be considered by COAG and are likely to be implemented mid-to-late next year. Today, we answer Five Key Questions for existing embedded network operators. [caption id="attachment_2700" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by Malte Wingen on Unsplash[/caption] By Anne Wardell and Connor James, Compliance Quarter.  If implemented, the AEMC recommendations will effectively take an axe to the existing regulation of embedded networks, redefining a sector of the energy market that is growing in importance and prevalence. The changes discussed in this article are focused on NECF jurisdictions (NSW, QLD, SA, ACT and Tas). In an article to follow we will consider similarly significant changes to be implemented in Victoria following…
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Consultation on draft exempt embedded network guidelines (part one): embedded network managers take note

Consultation on draft exempt embedded network guidelines (part one): embedded network managers take note

AU Energy Compliance
On 17 November, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released the latest Draft Guideline – Exemption from Registration as a Network Service Provider (the Draft Guideline) and an accompanying Issues Paper[1]. AER is consulting on all aspects of the proposed amendments, and encourages submissions from stakeholders by 15 January 2018. [caption id="attachment_2696" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo by ål nik on Unsplash[/caption] By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. Of the changes in the Draft Guideline, three relate to the Transmission Connection and Planning Arrangements final rule determination, and four relate to other matters necessary to update and clarify aspects of the guideline. As the Embedded Network Manager (ENM) regulatory changes have just come into effect (1 December 2017), this article looks at two small changes in the draft Guideline that could have a…
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