We’ve submitted that the AER should consider implementing a ‘fast track approval’ process for the approval of proposed retrofit conversions of sites where the resulting embedded network would clearly bring consumers better pricing and where the configuration of the network infrastructure facilitates consumers who wish to ‘opt-out.’
As energy sellers know, the regulatory framework is partly designed to set the minimum standards of conduct expected and to punish those that are non-compliant. We believe that it is time that incentives were built into the regulatory framework. Where energy sellers develop products or services that have a clear consumer benefit, they should be rewarded by, for example, faster approvals. Faster approvals result in better commercial outcomes for energy sellers and those should be tied to consumer benefits.
In January we reported on updates to the Victorian Government’s proposal to ‘ban’ embedded networks within residential developments. The Expert Panel that was established by
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On 23 June 2021, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released five compliance and enforcement priorities for 2021 to 2022 with a major focus on protecting energy consumers.
On 18 May 2021, the Australian Energy Regulator published a consultation paper concerning a review of the AER’s (Retail) Exempt Selling Guideline and Electricity Network Service Provider – Registration Exemption Guidelines. Clearly, this review being conducted by the Australian Energy Regulator is of significant importance to all exempt and authorised retailers operating within embedded networks.
The Australian Energy Regulator’s Compliance Procedures and Guidelines-Version 6 sets out the matter and form that retailers must submit compliance information and data to the
This article looks at the operation of the AER’s Retail Pricing Information Guidelines (April 2018 – Version 5.0). The purpose of the Guideline is to
The Australian Energy Regulator has released the results of its latest compliance audits looking at the provision of timely and accurate information. The audits in
On 29 March 2021, Queensland’s Electricity Safety Office was granted an injunction in the Southport Magistrates’ Court preventing Mr Michael Kelly from doing further electrical