What are the rules for embedded networks in Western Australia?

What are the rules for embedded networks in Western Australia?

AU Energy Compliance
The regulatory landscape for embedded networks in Australia is complicated. There are four separate regulatory frameworks: New South Wales, South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Tasmania (National Energy Customer Framework jurisdictions); Victoria; Northern Territory; and Western Australia. By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter. Within each framework, there are significant jurisdictional variations (for example, strata legislation in NSW and Queensland impose different obligations on embedded networks). Furthermore, some frameworks overlap with the others (for example, a Victorian embedded network may require both a network exemption from the Australian Energy Regulator and a network activity exemption from the Essential Services Commission (Victoria)). In today’s article, we look at the key features of the regulatory framework for embedded networks in Western Australia (WA). What is an embedded network? An electricity embedded network is…
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Release of New AER Life Support Registration Guide

Release of New AER Life Support Registration Guide

AU Energy Compliance
AER has just released a new Life Support Registration Guide (the Guide) ahead of the commencement of the new Life Support National Energy Retail Rules (NERR) on the 1 February 2019. This update summaries the new registration guide and what retailers need to do to comply with it. By Dr Drew Donnelly, Compliance Quarter.  1.The New Life Support Rules The new rules: provide customers with life support protections from the time they inform their retailer or distributor that they rely on life support equipment until they are deregistered; require the registration process owner (the retailer or distributor contacted by the customer) to: * notify customers of their rights and obligations under the life support rules; * follow a prescribed process for obtaining medical confirmation of customer eligibility to be on…
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Webinar – Two New Codes for Banking and Lending

Consumer, Financial Services
In our recent webinar focusing on the finance industry, regulatory specialist Dr Drew Donnelly consider two new codes for banking and lending. This year has seen the finalisation of two distinct codes covering lending and banking businesses in Australia: The Banking Code of Conduct 2019 (Banking Code) and the Code of Lending Practice: AFIA Online Small Business Lenders (Lending Code). This webinar forms part of our series looking at the role of fintech, financial services, and the regulatory and compliance environments that surround them. If you would like to know more about our work supporting companies in the fintech and financial services sector, please contact us by clicking here. Below you can view a full transcription of the webinar along with the video. Recent Developments in Banking & Fintech Open…
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